Dave Closson


Born out of his desire to continually learn and grow, Dave is constantly pushing himself outside of his comfort zone and flexing his personal development muscle. His commitment to pushing limits and discipline resulted in him operating as an Army infantry team leader and sniper as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as a university police officer at Eastern Illinois University, a published author, and being a nationally known speaker, trainer, and coach.

Dave has a Masters in Technology Training and Development and Bachelors in Environmental Biology. Dave earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and was awarded two Army Commendation Medals (one for valor and one for meritorious service). He was recently chosen as one of the few Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) #StillServing Heroes nationwide.

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