US ARMY COL Gregory Gadson: Double Amputee Commander To Hollywood Hit, Battleship

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Gregory Gadson Nov 6, 2020, as they talk about how a retired colonel became an actor, a motivational speaker, and a founder of his own company. Gregory made his acting debut in 2012, starring in the movie Battleship. He is also the founder of Patriotic Strategies, a government service provider. And despite losing both his legs in combat, he continuously proves to us all that you can do and be anything you want to be.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

· Why did Gregory join the military even though he wanted to pursue football?

· From being a lieutenant colonel, he was promoted to the rank of colonel.

· After losing both his legs and severely injuring his right arm, he continued to serve in a program called the Continuation of Active Duty.

· He retired from the military in the year 2014 after more than 25 years of service.

· Gregory started his own company called Patriotic Strategies with his partner, Kurt Gutierrez.

· And much more!

About Gregory Gadson:

Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native; served our nation in the United States Army for more than 26 years.

Col. Gadson’s service culminated as the Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir, where he oversaw the daily operations of the post, a strategic sustaining base where more than 50,000 military personnel and employees provide logistically, intelligence, medical and administrative support, and command and control for a mix of more than 140 commands and agencies for the Department of Defense.

25-year career Army officer, Col. Gadson’s life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In May 2007, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Col. Gadson’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, Gadson remained on active duty in the Army and continued to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination, and teamwork.

Greg is a passionate advocate for wounded warriors, veterans, and those with disabilities; on several occasions, testified before Congress on issues related to these groups.

Greg made his silver screen debut in 2012 as a lead actor in the blockbuster movie Battleship; where he portrayed a war-injured veteran that helped save the world from an alien invasion. In 2015, he completed season one of The Inspectors, a family television series on CBS.

Greg continues a very energetic and dynamic lifestyle where he continues to serve his nation as an entrepreneur and managing partner of Patriot Strategies, LLC, a government services company. He is also an accomplished photographer/artist and remains active in cycling, skiing and scuba.

Greg’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit (2); Bronze Stars (3); Purple Heart; the Meritorious Service Medal (3) and the Army Commendation Medal (3).


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