U.S. Army Colonel Gregory Gadson to Appear as First Guest on Voice America Radio's Step Up And Play Big with Chris Ruisi

~Show Launches January 8th at Noon EST on Voice America's Business Channel

Jan 06, 2014, 08:00 ET from Chris Ruisi

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Ruisi, host of the new Voice America Network radio show Step Up And Play Big, announced today that current U.S. Army Colonel Gregory Gadson, garrison commander at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will be the first guest on his radio show set to air live on January 8th, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  

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"Colonel Gadson has overcome tremendous adversity in his career and has become an inspiration to many with his messages of courage, determination and teamwork.  Colonel Gadson will be discussing his experiences and the lessons of Pride, Poise and Team, learned as a West Point linebacker and how he applies those lessons to his life, career and family. I am deeply honored to have Colonel Gadson as my very first guest," said Chris Ruisi.

Join Chris on Wednesday, January 8th at 9 a.m. PST and 12 p.m. EST to hear Colonel Gadson and ask him your specific questions. The live broadcast can be heard on the Voice America Business Channel and the archived broadcast can be heard on Chris's show page at Step Up And Play Big

About Chris Ruisi
Chris Ruisi is a nationally recognized executive coach, leadership expert, professional speaker, and author who is challenging business leaders to Step Up and Play Big! Drawing on his 35+ years as a senior-level executive on the corporate front lines, Chris helps his clients to discover how to find and use the full measure of their capabilities. Chris combines his detailed insights and real life experiences to create humorous, inspiring, informative and entertaining programs. He is the kind of leader who has the unique ability to drive individuals to top performance levels. To learn more about Chris please visit www.chrisruisi.com

About Colonel Gregory Gadson
Colonel Greg D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native, is garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Gadson oversees the daily operations of the post, a strategic sustaining base where more than 50,000 military personnel and employees provide logistical, intelligence, medical and administrative support, and command and control for a mix of more than 140 commands and agencies for the Department of Defense.  A 24-year career Army officer, Col. Gadson's life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In May 2007, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32 Field Artillery, Col. Gadson's greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1989 from West Point. He has served in every major conflict of the past two decades, including Operations Desert Shield/Storm in Kuwait; Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Col. Gadson took command of Fort Belvoir on June 25, 2012. His awards include the Legion of Merit; 3 Bronze Stars; a Purple Heart; the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He is a graduate of Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and holds masters degrees in Information Systems from Webster University; and in Policy Management from Georgetown University. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Webster University.

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