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Travis Mills

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant | Rcalibrated Warrior | Motivational Speaker | Actor

Advocate for Veterans and Amputees

If you’re looking for a sob story you’ve come to the wrong place, and Travis himself will be the first to tell you so. But if you’re looking for an inspiring speaker who epitomizes resilience and who will leave an indelible mark on your audience then Travis is your man. Be prepared to laugh, to reflect, to laugh again, and to stand up and cheer as Travis shares the astonishing story of how he, and his wife Kelsey, live their motto “Never Give Up – Never Quit.”

The subject of the NETFLIX original movie “Travis – A Soldier’s Story” and author of the N.Y. Times Bestseller “Tough As They Come”, Travis is a seasoned veteran of the speaking stage who has shared his story with millions around the world. Unabashedly using humor while sharing a story many would consider tragic, Travis redefines human capability and the remarkable power attitude has upon outcome.

Travis Mills is a speaker you will never forget.

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device). As a result of the blast Travis suffered the loss of both arms and both legs. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Enduring a grueling rehabilitation program, Travis committed himself not only to recovery, but to fatherhood and to giving back to the veteran community any way he could.

In September 2013, Travis and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. Critical to the foundation’s mission is for the veteran’s family to be included, not just the vet. Through the foundation, the veteran and their family receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation to Maine where they spend time with Travis and his family, and participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s great outdoors. On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device). As a result of the blast Travis suffered the loss of both arms and both legs. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Enduring a grueling rehabilitation program, Travis committed himself not only to recovery, but to fatherhood and to giving back to the veteran community any way he could.

In September 2013, Travis and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. Critical to the foundation’s mission is for the veteran’s family to be included, not just the vet. Through the foundation, the veteran and their family receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation to Maine where they spend time with Travis and his family, and participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s great outdoors.

Travis’s story has been featured extensively on local and national news including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC, CBS, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN and countless other outlets.

 

Travis’s story has been featured extensively on local and national news including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC, CBS, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN and countless other outlets.

 

 

 

Travis’s larger-than-life personality, sense of humor and incredible spirit for life engages audiences from the moment he takes center stage.  Travis’ speaking engagements take him all over our great nation ranging from football stadiums, to conferences, to classrooms. His motivational speeches reach a wide variety of people from all walks of life.

 

  • Never Give Up – Never Quit

“Travis is one of the most inspiring and encouraging stories of our generation!”
JEN ALLEN Lockheed Martin Corporation

“Incredibly inspirational, motivational and exceptional communication by an amazing (and awesome) patriot who in forty five minutes captivated our audience with a resounding and powerful message.”
RAOUL QUINTERO Quintero Group

“He made us laugh, he made us cry. His story of resilience, the power of the positive, and humility moved our group. He challenged the thought processes and attitudes of everyone in the room and gave them the perspective they needed to take on their own challenges in their personal or professional lives.”
NAN PUM M3 Insurance

 

 

  • M3 INSURANCE
  • CHASE PLASTICS SERVICES
  • HENDRICKS CAREER TREK
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE
  • WELLS FARGO
  • BAYER CROP SCIENCE
  • MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • ALLSTATE INSURANCES
  • DOLLAR GENERAL
  • USAA
  • SANY AMERICA
  • NTERLINC MORTGAGE
  • PRI-MED SOUTH
  • DOW CHEMICAL EMPLOYEE’S CREDIT UNION
  • EVERSOURCE ENERGY
  • MR. COOPER/XOME
  • ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA (AGC OF AMERICA)
  • LIBERTY TAX
  • MAIDPRO FRANCHISEE
  • CATALENT
  • CHRISTIAN BROTHERS CORP.
Travels From:  Maine
City:
$30,001 and Up

Biography

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds. Travis lives by his motto:

“Never give up. Never quit.”

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

Thanks to his amazing strength, courage, an incredible will to live, the heroic actions of the men in his unit, the prayers of thousands, and all the healthcare providers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, near Washington D.C., Travis remains on the road to recovery. Every day is a battle, but Travis continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing spirit.

In September 2013, Travis and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. The veteran and their families receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation to Maine where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s great outdoors.

The Travis Mills Group LLC was started shortly after, where Travis consults with and speaks to companies and organizations nationwide inspiring all to overcome life’s challenges and adversity.

Travis’s story has been featured on local and national news including Fox News’ Happening Now with Jenna Lee, The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly, CNN with Barbara Starr, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Presentations

Areas of expertise

  • Resiliency / Getting back on your feet, even if your feet are gone.
  • Perspective
  • Attitude
  • Honor
  • Medical Technology
  • Giving Back – Living a Service Driven Lif

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