This year, we are excited to welcome Dave Roever and Jeanie Travis as our speakers.

Jeanie Travis

Jeanie Travis, born and raised in San Antonio, is a 7th generation Texan with a passion for history. She is a well-known speaker in the military and civilian community on a wide variety of subjects.

She has spent her life as a volunteer, having served in more nonprofit leadership positions than time or space allows to record. Most recently, she has been President of both Military-Civilian Club and the Military-Civilian Charitable Foundation; is President-Elect of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission; Former President of the Alamo Mission Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Junior League of San Antonio. Of all the honors she has received, she holds the designation of “Distinguished Quartermaster” awarded by ARNORTH, most dear to her heart.

Her respect and devotion to the military can be traced to her father, who served in the 36th Infantry Division during WWII, and retired as a Major General Commanding the 90th ARCOM. She is the daughter of a soldier.

Jeanie attended Trinity University in San Antonio. She is a Realtor by profession; a mother and grandmother in pure joy and a patriot by heritage.

Dave Roever

Dave Roever is an American hero – a Vietnam veteran of solid character, a recipient of the Purple Heart and other service medals. At the height of the Vietnam War, he joined the US Navy and served as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret – until tragedy occurred. His survival and ensuing life with his faithful wife Brenda at his side, are miraculous. Now a superb multi-generational communicator, Dave Roever travels the globe, speaking in large national conventions, public schools, and with the US military, including tours of war zones, sharing his gripping story, imparting hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. With engaging humor, Mr. Roever challenges and inspires every listener. Mr. Roever and his team reach out to the people of Vietnam and other nations, via multiple projects. Since 2007, at the organization’s two Eagles Summit Ranches near Westcliffe, Colorado, and near Junction, Texas, Dave Roever and his team help to restore hope, provide keys for success, and train today’s wounded warriors to have meaningful futures, through Operation Warrior RECONnect.

Wife: Brenda Roever
Children: Matthew Roever, Kimberly Chapin
Grandchildren: 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters

Purple Heart Medal
Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
(Gallantry Cross Medal, Color with Palm)
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
(Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm)
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device

Honorary Doctorate (May 2005)
The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, by the U.S. Department of the Army (April 2012)