Travis Mills: Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior
Ted Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room
President's Lecture Series; President's Task Force on Inclusive Excellence Speaker
Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a "Recalibrated Warrior" and international advocate for veterans and amputees. He is one of only five servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries as a quadruple amputee. Mills authored the New York Times best-selling memoir "Tough as They Come."
In April of 2012, an IED explosion cost Mills portions of both legs and arms. Seventeen months later, he founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits and assists wounded and injured veterans.
Mills' story inspired the documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story," which played in theaters nationwide. It also has been featured on local and national news, including Fox News, CNN and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Mills' story is being adapted into a major motion picture directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring Stallone and Adam Driver.
Mills, Travis, "Travis Mills: Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior" (2019). President's Lecture Series. 98.