Amber Smith: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Amber Smith

Author, Combat Helicopter Pilot, Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran, TV Commentator

Amber Smith is the author of the highly-acclaimed new book, Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan. Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter—whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the fight—Smith deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the elite 2-17 Cavalry Regiment, part of the legendary 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. She rose to Pilot-in-Command and Air Mission Commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army.

Amber is a regular analyst on national TV networks, including Fox News and Fox Business, where she analyzes national security, military operations, and foreign policy. She has additionally appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The TD Jake’s Show, and more. Her articles have been widely published in Forbes, The Washington Examiner, Aviation Week, The Federalist and other publications. Smith has traveled across the nation to tell her inspirational story of perseverance and determination, and to speak to military and corporate audiences, veterans organizations, and on Capitol Hill.

Amber has a master of science degree in safety, security, and emergency management with a specialization and graduate certificate in Homeland Security from Eastern Kentucky University. She earned a bachelor of science in professional aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Smith enjoys speaking with professional organizations of all sizes, where she focuses on inspirational and motivational topics that include using the lessons of combat to become a better leader and teammate; overcoming adversity and how to embrace it to find your true potential; how to develop strategies to develop mental toughness; as well as sharing her personal story of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat helicopter pilot.

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  • From the Cockpit to the Board Room: Using the lessons of Combat to Improve Leadership and Teamwork
  • Embracing and Overcoming Adversity to Find Your Best Potential
  • Strong Women: Breaking the Mold
  • Mental Management: Using dedication and drive as a strategy to reach your goals

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