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JOHN TIEGEN Military Veteran Keynote Speaker

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John Tiegen is co-author of the New York Times #1 Best Seller List book “13 Hours: The Inside
Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi”

John ‘Tig’ Tiegen leverages over 13 years of high-profile security and force protection expertise within contract and government agencies along with his military experience as a Marine Sergeant, to bring a powerful, thought-provoking, and engaging presentation of his first-hand account of the Benghazi Attacks to his audiences.

As a former Sergeant and Infantry Squad Leader, John applied his military training as a Security Protection contractor for Blackwater Security on missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. His work as part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Global Response Staff would change his life forever. An Integral team member, taking part in over 40 overseas deployments providing low profile security in high-threat environments throughout the world, culminated in unexpected recognition on a global scale.

As the most experienced annex Security Team member for CIA’s GRS, he was an essential part of the rapid response to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy Seals.

In motivational, riveting, and inspirational presentations, John shares his intense story relaying his own actions, which directly saved the lives of many of his own team, and the combined heroic efforts of his team in savings over two dozen lives while fighting off terrorists for over 13 hours. John received the Award for Heroism and Valor in recognition of his bravery.

John is co-author of 13 hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi in collaboration with members of the Annex Security Team and New York Times’ best-selling author, Mitchell Zuckoff.  He was instrumental in providing real-life experiences as a consultant on the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. John also assisted with the movie script and set design.

Having “retired” from contract work, the married father of twins enjoys being at home in Colorado. His hobbies are camping, shooting, visiting with friends and enjoying time with his family.

John Tiegen Leadership Summary

John Tiegen has excelled in every leadership position throughout his professional career. In each of these roles, he has strategically used his experience, skills and knowledge in the areas of foreign culture, weapons, logistics, preparation and execution to guide his team to success, while maintaining camaraderie with all members.  John learned early in life the importance of being a leader and having a strong work ethic. Four years in the United States Marine Corps forged the principled, driven man he is today. John has displayed a superior example of leadership, honor and courage throughout his 13 years of combined military and security service while dedicated to protecting America.

  • 3rd Battalion 7th Marines India Company
  • School of Infantry
  • Infantry Squad Leader
  • Military Operations Urban Terrain (MOUT) Instructors Course
  • Corporal’s Course, USMC
  • Assault Climbers Course
  • Advanced Coiner-Terrorist Tactical Driving Course
  • Executive Protection Course
  • Supervisor in reaction drills for military officers
  • Leader on surveillance, counter-surveillance, surveillance detection, asset pickup, phone data collection, maintaining accountability of sensitive weapons and surveillance equipment.
  • Leader for advanced meeting venues, created advance files for prospective venues, managed daily operations.
  • Founder of Beyond the Battlefield-Veteran non-profit.

John Tiegen Education, Awards and Recognitions

    • Associate of applied Science, Environmental Technology (2003)
    • Infantry School (1996)
    • Military Operations Urban Terrain (MOUT) Instructors Course 1997
    • Corporal Course (1998)
    • Combat Lifesaver (1998)
    • Sergeants Education Program (1999)
    • Advanced Counter Terrorist Tactical Driving Course (2005)
    • Executive Protection Course (2006)
    • Award for Heroism and Valor – US State Department (2012)
    • Co-Author of New York Times # 1 Best Seller List Book “13 Hours: the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”

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