Former Blackhawk Down Army Ranger to Present Keynote Session at KHA Convention
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:17 AM
As a former United States Army Ranger who served in the now famed
“Blackhawk Down” mission, Keni Thomas will share his story of courage and
leadership from the battlefield and beyond at the KHA Annual Convention, May 18-19 in Lexington. Nineteen Americans gave their
lives and 78 were wounded in the worst urban combat seen by U.S. troops
since World War II. His firsthand account of how extraordinary soldiers
fought to bring each other home illustrates the power of leading by example
at all levels, regardless of rank or station.
Drawing from his experiences on the battlefield, Thomas inspires people to
achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at
every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself. He sums
it up like this, “Leadership has never been about the rank or the position
you hold. It’s about the example you set. There are people to your left and
to your right who are counting on you and it’s up to you to deliver, but
you will only be as good as you prepared yourself to be.”
A recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and graduate of the
University of Florida, Thomas has pursued a successful country music career
since leaving the Army and is the author of Get It On! What It Means to
Lead the Way. In this presentation, participants will be shown how to:
Use the experience of “Blackhawk Down” to lead at any level.
Challenge and develop leaders at all levels of the health care
For complete conference details, visit the Convention website at http://www.kyha.com/CM/Events/KHA_Convention/KHA_Convention.aspx.
If you have any questions, contact Carol Walters at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org).