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  • Trident University International - Master's degree, Crisis/Emergency/ Disaster Management

  • National Defense University - Keystone Executive Leadership Seminar

  • Community College of the Air Force - Certificate in Professional Management

  • FBI National Academy - Session #230

  • Trident University International - Master of Business Administration - MBA, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Wayland Baptist University - Bachelor of Science - BS, Criminal Justice

  • Community College of the Air Force - Associate of Science - AS, Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee - Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Executive Leadership Course

  • 2RL Coach Level I - Two Roads Leadership

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate USF Corporate Training and Professional Education

  • Authorized Training Partner - Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP)

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  • Retired Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force.

  • Former Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air University.

Please provide a summary of your work history, qualifications, and background:

  • Todd Simmons believes in order to foster healthy organization culture, a leader must build courageous change agents. With over 25 years in the United States Air Force, Todd served in various leadership capacities, both internationally and conus, concluding as the Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air University, a 3-star command. He oversaw the largest education system and professional development portfolio covering over 600,000 personnel. Known throughout the world, his expertise within the fields of resiliency, emotional intelligence and transformational leadership has garnered credibility and increased admiration from a wide range of colleagues, as well as both government and corporate institutions like Amazon, NASA, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Air Force, Robert Trent Jones Golf, PGA, Next Jump, and many others.

  • Todd’s authentic voice in the leadership space centers around building top-performing teams, managing change, redesigning organizations to optimize effectiveness, and communicating within and across cultures to achieve the best possible solutions. As an author, leadership expert, professor, and internationally known speaker, Todd aims to deliver experiential knowledge to help the leaders of tomorrow decipher the art of leadership. He shares an incredible passion for helping the community and loves guiding individuals in their pursuit of happiness & success. Todd’s greatest source of inspiration comes from witnessing ordinary people achieve extraordinary goals.

Why would a prospective client want you to be their keynote speaker or to support their speaking event? What are some compelling aspects of your background/career/experience that we should know about?

  • Todd is an authentic voice in the leadership arena and excels in the art of building top-performance teams and redesigning organizational culture to achieve maximum effectiveness. His extensive leadership and life experiences gives him a unique perspective that has made him one of the most sought-after change agents in his field.

What are your primary topics/areas of expertise?

  • Leadership,

  • Organizational Change Management,

  • International Relations,

  • Resiliency and Vulnerability,

  • Suicide Prevention,

  • Veteran’s Mental Health,

  • Education, Team Development.


What are some positions you have held in your career that you would like prospective clients to know about?

  • President/Founder of Courageous Leadership Alliance  INC.

    • Driven by the mission to serve, Courageous Leadership Alliance was founded in 2019, and has been a leading force dedicated and with dynamic change agents ready to assist organizations in change.  It is our mission to provide organizational leaders with valuable assessment tools, comprehensive data, and innovative strategies and insights to propel both people and mission towards success and achievement.

  • Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air University (3-star nominative)

    • Served as the Command Chief for Air University, an accredited university that provides full-spectrum Air Force education for new and established Air Force officers, Air Force enlisted, civilians, and general officers. Served as the senior advisor to the Commander on matters affecting the professional development, education, health, welfare, morale, and employment of enlisted members assigned to over 1,300 locations around the world.

  • Senior Enlisted Leader, Air Force Forces, Air Force Central Command

    • Served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for deployed U.S forces assigned to Headquarters, Air Force Central Command.  Dual hatted as the Senior leader for 40-person Security Forces Branch responsible for the supervision, equipping, training, and operational policy oversight for, physical security, fly away security, detainee operations, convoy operations, industrial security, and integrated defense for the organization’s facilities and material resources. Led 4,000-armed security forces providing combat security, personnel, and resource protection, and law enforcement to 11 U.S bases in 7 Middle Eastern countries.

  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security (17 years)

    • The Homeland Security program provides a broad understanding of the intelligence cycle, business continuity cycle, and security. The degree programs prepare graduates for entry-level career opportunities in corporate or government security operations.


What are some speaking events you’ve supported recently?

  • As an international sought-after keynote speaker, in the last year, I have worked with clients to include:

    • S. Air Force (5) Major Annual Conferences

    • S. Space Force

    • NASA

    • Professional Golf Association (PGA)

    • Next Jump, Association for Talent Development

    • Brasfield and Gorrie Construction

    • Resilience Building Leader Program

    • Boston University

    • Columbia Southern University

    • Robert Trent Jones Golf

    • Amazon

    • TEDx JBSA Featured Speaker 2022

  • …and several other government and corporate agencies.


Do you have any articles or publications? Have you been featured in any? If so, what were they?

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