U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot, will keynote the 2023 Conference of Automotive Remarketing, March 28-30, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.  -  Photo: Lt. Col. Dan Rooney

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot, will keynote the 2023 Conference of Automotive Remarketing, March 28-30, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Photo: Lt. Col. Dan Rooney

After a year where “Top Gun” once again ruled the cineplexes, the Conference of Automotive Remarketing will start off on a high note with keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, an U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter pilot and CEO of Folds of Honor.

Rooney, who flew an F-16 Viper on three tours of duty in Iraq, founded Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of fallen or disabled military service members and first responders. Since its launch in 2007, the foundation has provided nearly 44,000 lifechanging scholarships totaling about $200 million.

Rooney will speak Wednesday, March 29 at 9:15 a.m. during the CAR event at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. His presentation is titled, "Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness"

“I’m so excited to share with everyone at the conference the concept of CAVU, a fighter pilot acronym that stands for Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited,” Rooney said.  “I believe every day is an unlimited gift and an opportunity for us to live our lives in an unlimited manner.”

CAVU teaches you to be hyper-focused on the precise areas that are immediately under your control and can yield a disciplined approach to each day that will help you reshape, motivate, prioritize, and ultimately thrive.

Lt. Col. Dan Rooney is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award and has received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, and Air Expeditionary Medal.

Rooney has now taken on a new life calling of inspiring “people to help people” through Folds of Honor and he is stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, where he acts as a U.S. Air Force ambassador with the task of inspiring the next generation of service members.

“I hope attendees leave with one thing that changes them in a positive way for the rest of your life,” Rooney said.

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