9/11 Keynote Speaker - Robert Darling



American History TV CSPAN3
Inside the President's Bunker on 9/11

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Darling talks about his experiences on September 11, 2001 inside the White House bunker, where he worked alongside Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

Honoring the Heroes
of Flight 93

An interview with Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC (Ret), author of 24 Hours inside the President's Bunker. Here he talks about the real heroes of 9/11 ... the brave passengers of flight 93 who were the first to fight.

You Are Stronger
Than You Know

Each of us has tremendous potential… potential to do good and even great and wonderful things in our lives. But too often that potential is never realized. We don’t turn our human potential into the what’s possible and then work on it until it becomes the probable.


What His Audiences are Saying


"All we can say is, WOW!"


“Great Speaker”

"Bob Darling was phenomenal."

“What a story - thanks for arranging this presentation.”

“Would give higher scores if they existed!!!”

“Great closing speaker!”

“Great moving speaker!”

“Outstanding! Also, very interesting.”

“Great speaker and great information.”

"He was absolutely wonderful! He was one of the best, if not the best, speaker I have ever booked."

"The most enlightening lecture I’ve ever heard."

"As Lt Col. Darling recounted his experience during the 9/11 tragedy, he focused on the strength of the nation’s leaders as they managed the situation and the audience was captivated. His message was clear and resonated with our attendees - leadership and crisis management were the difference between hope and despair. His presentation was powerful and you could hear a pin drop yet he was spirited, positive and spoke with everyone who approached him. He was charming and easy to work with and I highly recommend him as a speaker at your event."
- Jenn M. Zorn, Sr Vice President/Director of Education and Business Development New Jersey Bankers Association

“Engaging, riveting, and fascinating are just a few words that can be used to describe Lt. Colonel Robert Darling’s keynote presentation at our annual conference. With powerful content and a gift for captivating his audience, he is simply dynamic on stage.”
– Michael Delucchi, Executive Director, Western Bankers Association

"Lt. Colonel Robert Darling gives a riveting, first-hand account of what really happened in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001. This tragic, pivotable moment in our nation's history, brought forth a surge of American patriotism not seen since World War II, and established a new generation of men and women dedicated to defending our freedoms. His minute-by-minute account of the morning of 9/11, the split-second decisions made, and the enduring legacy of the leaders who defended our country is unforgettable. Bob kept us on the edge of our seats, literally, with a powerful message that resonated with our members. His message is positive, inspiring, and real. He is a gifted speaker who interacted with ease with our attendees. I highly recommend him for your next event."

~Guy E Young, Executive Director, Auto Haulers Association of America

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Robert J. Darling Bio

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col.

Cobra “Attack Helicopter” Pilot

Marine Helicopter Squadron One Presidential Pilot for President Bill Clinton

White House Airlift Operations Officer who, during the attack on America on 9/11/01, responded to the underground White House Bunker Complex and stood shoulder to shoulder with America’s highest leaders as they made unprecedented crisis leadership decisions on behalf of all Americans.

Author : “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01”

CEO of Quantitative Analytics, LLC

Managing Partner of Turning Point Crisis Management-USA

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