Jason Gardner Keynote Speaker
- Former U.S. Navy SEAL
- Leadership instructor and speaker with The Echelon Front
- Recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and numerous other awards
Jason Gardner's Biography
Jason Gardner is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, combat leader, and now a leadership instructor and speaker with the Echelon Front. Jason spent nearly three decades in the SEAL Teams with nine deployments across the globe. With experience operating in violent cities in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Jason has seen first-hand the power of the leadership lessons taught at Echelon Front. He brings perspective from every level of leadership from a front line SEAL sniper to the SEAL Team FIVE Command Master Chief . As a lead instructor for Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment, he created and implemented realistic and challenging special operations combat training to better prepare SEAL units for the real-world battlefield. Throughout his career, he worked alongside Jocko, Leif, and several members of the Echelon Front team developing the same principles and mindsets taught to companies across every industry. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and numerous other awards.
After his retirement from the US Navy, Jason brings unmatched experience with combat leadership in dynamic environments, building winning teams, and developing relationships across all levels of an organization. He serves as a leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor at Echelon Front.
– Extreme Ownership
- Leadership is the most important thing on the battlefield – Battle-tested concepts of combat leadership that directly correlate to all leadership situations on and off the battlefield. We don’t teach theory learned in a classroom. We teach tried, tested, and proven combat leadership principles and strategies learned on the front lines of the war on terror.