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A veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force, Professor Wes O’Donnell is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. Wes educates companies and government organizations on a number of topics ranging from emerging technology and big data visualization to veteran’s issues and leadership. But Wes’ best talks tend to center around his personal journey from poverty to distinguished entrepreneur and professor; a truly inspiring journey.

VA Ramping Up to be America’s ‘Back up’ Medical System

If the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy can teach us anything, it’s that a nation’s health care system can become overwhelmed in a very short time.

VIDEO: 5 Reasons Hiring Veterans is Good for Business

In this video, InMilitary Managing Editor Wes O'Donnell explains his 5 reasons why hiring vets isn't just the patriotic thing to do, but it will make your company more competitive. Wes is a veteran of both the US Army and the US Air Force for 10 years of active duty service.

POSTPONED – AMU Reaches for the Stars with Space Summit

The inaugural Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference, sponsored by American Military University, will be held at the historic Quaker Meetinghouse, 2111 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 17, 2020.

The Man Who Broke the Sound Barrier Turns 97

It’s not every day that you get rejected by a national hero. In 2015, as I was preparing the contents of a speech that I was to give to the cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy alongside leadership guru Simon Sinek, I remember seeing something about one of my childhood heroes, Chuck Yeager, in the news.

A Russian ‘Inspector’ Satellite Stalks US Spy Satellite in Orbit

On November 25, 2019, Russia launched its newest "inspector" satellite, Kosmos 2542, from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, about 800 km north of Moscow.

The Truth Behind the Newly Designed US Space Force Logo

Let’s face it: the U.S. Space Force has had a bumpy launch on the internet. Recent controversies, from their decidedly terrestrial camo uniform to the logistical nightmare of renaming numerous bases, and most recently, their logo with Starfleet Command comparisons, show that America’s youngest military branch can’t seem to catch a break.