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Discover Your Mission Objective At LCT Show Keynote

Lexi Tucker
Posted on November 13, 2019
Otis “Hoop” Hooper, Afterburner Executive Consultant, C-40 VIP Pilot & KC-135R Pilot, USAF

Otis “Hoop” HooperAfterburner Executive Consultant, C-40 VIP Pilot & KC-135R Pilot, USAF

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — In order to be a leader, one needs razer-sharp focus, a vision, and the right team to excel. This year's keynote at the International LCT Show, held at The Venetian Resort Feb. 16-19, is sure to help you on your journey to being the best you can be. On Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 11:20am to 12:30pm, attendees will embark on a journey with Otis “Hoop” HooperAfterburner Executive Consultant, C-40 VIP Pilot & KC-135R Pilot, USAF, to discover what it takes to make their goals a reality.

The presentation, titled Flawless Execution, will enable attendees to connect strategy to execution, reduce task saturation, and stay focused on key strategic initiatives in order to reach and exceed monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals.

About Hoop

Otis “Hoop” Hooper is a former C-40 VIP Airlift pilot and KC-135 Tanker Instructor Pilot with over 18 years of distinguished military service. As an Air Force pilot, Hoop amassed over 3,500 hours of flight time in five different Air Force aircraft, with almost 1,000 of those hours logged during combat. All of his flight time came in “crew airplanes,” where he was tasked to lead a diverse crew (ranging from two to 15 Air Force team members) on challenging “no-fail, high-visibility” missions around the globe. Otis deployed eight times to multiple combat zones in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM and flew over 150 combat missions, earning five Air Medals for his aerial achievements.

Hoop transitioned from the active-duty Air Force to the D.C. Air National Guard where he was a Squadron Commander, a VIP Airlift Pilot, and the Director of Operations for the unit responsible for flying members of Congress, White House staff, and other high-ranking U.S. and foreign dignitaries around the globe. Hoop excels at finding (and amplifying) the best in people – motivating them to work together towards a goal, despite overwhelming obstacles. As a result, he’s been awarded multiple accolades from the Air Force and Department of Defense for his leadership and performance both in the cockpit and on the ground.

“Hoop” joined the Afterburner team in 2017, and enjoys using his experiences in the military and personal life to help businesses improve their operations as a motivational business speaker using the Flawless Execution Model. You may have seen him in magazines, on television, or the movies as he has proven the Flawless Execution model works not only in business but on a personal level as well. He was named Men’s Health magazine’s top three “Ultimate Guys," is a professional athlete, and has appeared in two major movies. He’s even competed on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and uses the Flawless Execution model to take on difficult physical challenges regularly. In 2017, without any triathlon experience previously, Hoop completed an Ironman Triathlon to raise awareness for juvenile diabetes and was featured on multiple international media outlets where he shares his inspiring story of transformation.

Otis is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Squadron Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College. A native of Newport News, Va., Otis now resides in Marietta, Ga. Otis currently serves in the National Guard and is responsible for developing and coordinating programs, policies, and strategic plans to ensure the wartime readiness of more than 1,200 members of the District of Columbia Air National Guard.

About Afterburner

Afterburner is a group of former elite military professionals turned business consultants and speakers that relate their experiences and stories to your business challenges. Afterburner has partnered with 80% of the Fortune 100 Companies in order to inspire and accelerate individual, team and organizational performance. 

Related Topics: industry education, keynote speakers, LCT Events, LCT Show

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