Eric Maddox, the Army Interrogator credited with finding Saddam Hussein, received the Legion of Merit Award for his efforts.  An engagingly sincere speaker, Eric's story highlights “Leadership without Authority,” “Thinking Outside the Box,” and “Perseverance.”  He exemplifies what it truly means to be driven by determination, service and heroism.  By all accounts Eric is a “True American Hero!”

Examples of Previous Speaking Engagements and Briefings

Businesses & Organizations

Rice University-Baker Institute

Harvard University-Kennedy School of Government

University of Oklahoma

Rotary Club of Tulsa, OK

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

USO Houston

Exchange Club of Sugar Land, TX

Saint Simeon's Auxiliary, Tulsa, OK


Tulsa Boys Home

Stillwater National Bank Board of Directors (Annual Meeting/Conference)


US Secretary of Defense

Head of the CIA

Head of the DIA

Senior intelligence officer for the:

- U.S. Army

- U.S. Marine Corps

- U.S. Army War College


“I've yet to speak to anyone in attendance that did not find the entire speech informational and entertaining... The “draw” was the subject matter. What made the subject matter so interesting was that Eric “humanized” it by touching upon the personalities, beliefs, and values of those he interrogated.”

John W. Osborne
Division President and Chief Banking Officer
Stillwater National Bank

“It is truly rare to see a speaker capture the attention, the rapt attention, of the 64 adolescent boys at Tulsa Boy’s Home like Eric (Maddox) did here recently.  I could tell by the questions they asked that they really listened and paid attention to details…Eric made the war in the Middle East seem like something not so far away anymore…He  made it real, and relevant, for the boys…A powerful and riveting story about honor, courage, commitment and determination…Everyone needs to hear Eric’s story”.

Gregg T. Conway
Executive Director/CEO
Tulsa Boys’ Home

“I found Eric to be fascinating as he related his story about the actual events leading up to the capture of Sadam … Thanks for a wonderful program!”

Bob Rodgers
Chairman of the Board Stillwater National Bank