John Wayne Troxell
Retired Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense (SEAC)
Background: Featured Speakers | Former NCO | Military Leaders
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management, Decision Making, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspiration & motivation, Leadership, National Security

Speaker Profile

Summary: Served as a senior advisor to the Chief of Staff of all US Armed Forces. Worked in the U.S. Army with over 37 years of leadership/supervisory experience with over 19 years as a Senior Advisor to Executive Leaders culminating with duties as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), the senior enlisted person in the United States Military responsible for over 2 million active, guard and reserve men and women.

Why would a prospective client want you to be their keynote speaker or to support their speaking event? What are some compelling aspects of your background/career/experience that we should know about? 

 I served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense (SEAC).  This position made me the senior noncommissioned officer and enlisted service member in the US Military.  This position culminated my almost 38 years of active duty in the US Army.  I routinely engaged with the Presidential Administration, Congress, and the entire Department of Defense and other departments within the National Security Council. 

What are your primary topics/areas of expertise? Some examples may include: Conflict resolution, International Relations, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Cybersecurity, as well as specific countries or geographical regions. 

My topics of expertise are:

  • Leadership
  • Team-building
  • Inspirational speaking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion

Additionally, I am well versed in the current National Defense Strategy with a global focus on international relations. 

What are some positions you have held in your career that you would like prospective clients to know about?

  • Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense (SEAC) 2015-2019 
  • US Forces Korea Command Senior Enlisted Leader 2013-2015 
  • Command Senior Enlisted Leader of all combat forces in Afghanistan (2011-2012) 

Currently I am the founder and President of PME Hard Consulting (We provide leadership and human performance solutions for organizational excellence).  I serve as a Consultant/Advisor/Brand Ambassador to 9 different companies.   

What are some speaking events you’ve supported recently?

On average I conduct 5-6 in person or virtual speaking engagements per month.  

 Recently I supported the Air Force Academy National Character and Leadership Symposium with the audience being all cadets and cadre of the Academy.  I also supported a speaking engagement with the Seattle Bar Association which included major attorneys from throughout the Seattle and Washington area.  I served as a keynote speaker during a small business conference in Houston, TX with companies associated with wildlife removal.  Finally, my main audience is our military and I’ve done a multitude leadership and motivational speaking in such areas as Fort Benning, GA; Reno, Nevada; Washington, DC; Hurlburt Field, FL; Goodfellow AFB, TX; Fort Carson and Peterson AFB, CO; as well as a keynote speaker role with A Soldier’s Child Foundation annual Gala in Nashville, TN.   

Do you have any articles or publications? Have you been featured in any? If so, what were they? 

Do you have any articles or publications? Have you been featured in any? If so, what were they?  I have been featured in numerous military publications like Defense News, Stars and Stripes, Military Times, etc.  Additionally, here are just a couple of many YouTube videos: 

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