FREE! NO CHARGE FOR MY SERVICES!!!
Hello. I am a disabled, retired U.S. Army Soldier (Sergeant First Class.) I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
ALS is a debilitating disease with varied etiology characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle twitching/stiffness, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and decline in breathing ability. ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases. My prognosis is bleak. I was given 3-5 years…but I am going on year five!
I am a motivational speaker who requires NOTHING in return for my services except for you to share my name with those who may like to hear me speak. I do this for free because
1. It is a higher calling; it is what God wants me to do.
2. I want to serve others and help them realize their potential. My speeches emphasize topics such as Leadership, Team Work, Resiliency, Success and Character. Businesses- leadership, equal opportunity, management vs leadership.
3. I believe helping others is universally recognized as ”daring to reach one's hand into darkness in order to pull someone into the light.” – Norman Rice.
***I don't hold back and am very passionate. My speeches are thought provoking and mind opening. I conduct myself in a forward manner with the purpose of exposing the individual/collective group to self-assessment. If there is a particular subject you want me to touch on feel free to discuss it with me.
***I address executives, organizations/businesses, churches, schools and our military.
***Unfortunately, due to my physical limitations and my need for medical equipment/device, any speaking engagements that would require me to stay over night would result in transportation/lodging costs to be covered by that particular organization.
***Interested Military/Public/ Private organizations that require a three or more hour drive would necessitate me arriving the night before the event.
MILITARY BACKGROUND BIO
NAME: MATTSON, ERIC D. RANK: SERGEANT FIRST CLASS(E7)
ENTERED MILITARY: 4 JULY 1995 at: PARRIS ISLAND, SC. DURING 16 YEARS OF ACTIVE DUTY I SERVED IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, AZ.
FORT HOOD, TX.
AL ASAD, IRAQ
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, TX.
FORT RUCKER, AL.
VARIOUS DUTY POSITIONS:
FIRE TEAM CHIEF
CRASH RESCUE SERGEANT
SENIOR RESCUE SERGEANT
MILITARY FIRE CHIEF
Fire Instructor 1/2
Fire Inspector 1/2
Fire Officer 1-4
MILITARY LEADERSHIP TITLES:
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL (3),ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (2), ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL(3), MARINE CORPS GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (2), NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL (2), IRAQI CAMPAIGN MEDAL W/ 2 BRONZE SERVICE STARS, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NCOES RIBBON W/ 2 APPURTENANCE DEVICE, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON, OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON, DRILL SERGEANT BADGE
UNIT AWARD: MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION
MARRIED TO: KAREN R. EDGEWORTH from ENTERPRISE, AL.
AMBER MICHELLE MATTSON/ 14
GABRIEL ALEXANDER MATTSON/ 2