Symposium 

Morning

 

9:00 am – 9:40 am Jay Dobyns

 

9:50 am – 10:30 am Joshua Charles

 

10:40 am – 11:20 am Scott McEwen

 

11:30 am – 12:10 pm Bill Whittle

Afternoon

 

12:20 pm – 1:00 pm Ryan Bundy

 

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Jon McNaughton

 

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Jason Redman

 

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Brandon Tatum

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Jay Dobyns

Author, Retired ATF Special Agent.

Jay Dobyns is a highly decorated agent who’s worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for more than twenty years. For his work on Operation Black Biscuit, he was awarded the ATF Distinguished Service Medal and also a prestigious Top Cops Award from the National Association of Police Officers.


The first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels motorcycle club in a twenty-one month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity and his life.

Scott McEwen

Bestselling Author

Scott McEwen is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Chris Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper, which was made into the highest grossing war film of all time, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper.

 

He is the coauthor, with Thomas Koloniar, of the national bestselling Sniper Elite series: One-Way Trip, Target America, and The Sniper and the Wolf. A trial attorney in San Diego, California, McEwen works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including The Navy SEAL Foundation.

Bill Whittle

American conservative political commentator, director, screenwriter, editor, pilot, author and voice of the Common Sense Resistance. He is currently the host of Firewall, and co-host of Right Angle.

Bill Whittle is considered by many politico insiders to be the hottest up and coming conservative political commentator and American heritage philosopher of his time.  Bill's factual, logical, and non-adversarial approach leaves people motivated and fully informed. His ability to personalize and interpret some of the  most complex political and moral issues of the day, with humor and historical example, are unique in a world of ever-increasing vitriol and personal attacks. 

 

Bill is being hailed for both of his thought provoking video essay series known as the FIREWALL and AFTERBURNER.  Since his move to the video format in 2008, Bill Whittle’s segments have generated several million views; one of his AFTERBURNER segments on You Tube has, to date, generated nearly two million views alone. In his FIREWALL collection, the WHAT WE BELIEVE series on Conservatism has been widely acclaimed as a complete civics lesson in seven segments.

Joshua Charles

Multi Talented Author

Joshua Charles is the co-author with Glenn Beck of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book "The Original Argument." His latest book, “Liberty's Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America's Founders" (Foreword by Dennis Prager), published by WND Books, was an Amazon best-seller. His next book is on the topic of Israel and will be released in spring 2016. Charles is a public policy Fellow at William Jessup University, and a Researcher/Writer at the Museum of the Bible, which opens in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2017. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy, an Israel Experience Scholar, a columnist and a concert pianist, among other things. While he studied Piano Performance for his undergraduate, he has a Masters in Government and is currently earning his law degree. At 27 years old, he is one of the rising articulate voices of the millennial generation, having spoken nationally and internationally on a host of subjects, including history, culture and theology.

Jon McNaughton

Artist

Jon McNaughton is an established artist from Utah whose new paintings have attracted the international attention of millions over the last few years. Highly detailed religious and patriotic subjects are the focus of his paintings. The artist’s experiences and faith are the inspiration for his work.

 

“I have traveled to many places around the world to know my subjects, but when I work on a painting with many figures I will usually pose models and photograph them and then paint them as I see them in my mind. I choose to paint from the heart and evoke my personal vision into each painting.”

 

I prefer to paint pictures that I believe have relevance to what is going on in the world, that make a statement, that stand for something. I hope people will study the paintings and try to understand the deeper meaning. Some of the themes are controversial, but I feel strongly about what is happening in our world today. There are three kinds of people who view my paintings: Those who like it, those who hate it, and those who simply don’t understand. I am especially interested in this last category. I hope my work will create conversation and reach people on a deeper level. I like to use metaphor and multiple levels of meaning to reach my viewer. If it makes them think and feel, then it is successful.”

Jason Redman

Decorated Veteran and Founder of Wounded Wear

Former Lieutenant Jason Redman spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL and ten years as a SEAL Officer.  On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, LT Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire, and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight. While recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, LT Redman wrote and hung a bright orange sign on his door, which became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and the US Army Ranger tab along with numerous other personal and unit awards.   LT Redman is the author of The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader, which details lessons learned in leadership and overcoming adversity throughout his Navy SEAL career, his service in Afghanistan and Iraq and his personal journey with his wife Erica and their three children. 

 

Redman retired from the Navy in 2013, and founded Wounded Wear, a Non-Profit organization which supports combat wounded warriors and families of the fallen.  In 2014, Redman founded SOF Spoken, a speaking company which focuses on leadership, teamwork, and overcoming adversity for businesses, first responders, sports teams, and government organizations.

Brandon Tatum

Exciting personality on social media

Brandon Tatum, who is a former Tucson Police Officer, has become one of the most exciting personalities on social media after making a Facebook Video that got over 70 million views. Tatum has been featured on Fox Business, Fox & Friends, Headline News, The Alex Jones Show, The James T. Harris Show, and on the radio with Joe Pags, to name a few. Tatum is currently the spokesperson for Conservative Tribune, one of the most popular online media outlets in the country. Brandon Tatum has an avid media following due to his dynamic personality, authentic message, and his natural ability to relate to the everyday American.   

 

Brandon Tatum (got his start as) an All-American high school football player out of Fort Worth, Texas. Tatum was featured in the US-Army All-American Game, which showcases  the top 78 high school football players in the nation. Tatum accepted a full athletic scholarship from the University of Arizona in 2005. Tatum played at Arizona for 5 years and entered the NFL Draft in 2010. God had other plans for Tatum, and he joined the Tucson Police Department a year later.

 

Brandon Tatum served 6 years with the Tucson Police Department. During his tenure, Tatum became a SWAT operator, field training officer, general instructor, and a Public Information Officer.

 

In late 2016, Brandon Tatum became popular from a viral video he made regarding his experience at a Donald Trump Rally in Tucson, Arizona. The video had several million views and was shared on Donald Trump's facebook page. Tatum continued to make viral videos dealing with social issues, politics, and law enforcement. In late 2017, Tatum made another ultra viral video that nearly broke the internet. Tatum gave his critique regarding Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem and it got as many views at the 2017 NFL Super Bowl!

 

A short time later, Tatum left law enforcement and followed his passion to speak The (or Tha) Truth full time. Since then Tatum has made several more viral videos and has hinted at possibly running for office  in 2024.

 

Tatum holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in Sociology and is actively working on his Masters in Business Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Robert Vera

Writer, Author, Mentor

Robert is the author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller; A Warrior’s Faith (HarperCollins; March 2015), a memoir chronicling his friendship with Ryan Job a wounded Navy SEAL. Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College where he was a member of the Boston College Hall of Fame Bowl Championship football team. After college he acceptedan appointment as a Staff Assistant to a United States Senator where he managed militaryand veteran constituent services. 

 

Robert transitioned from government into a banking career where he worked in leadershippositions for eighteen years, his last role was Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Robert servesas a mentor to returning military veterans and has guided groups of wounded warriors to the 14,411 summit of Mt. Rainier and across the Grand Canyon. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Transformation. Robert is married with children and lives in Phoenix, Arizonawhere he works as a writer, author and speaker.

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