Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney will be delivering a keynote speech at the 2020 Rajant Partner Summit and Charity Golf Tournament in Wickenburg, Arizona on April 22.
An American hero, Lt Col Dan “Noonan” Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor, an F-16 Fighter Pilot (1,800 hours of flight time) with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional. He founded The Patriot Golf Club, American Dunes Golf Club, and is the author of A Patriot’s Calling—Living Life between Fear and Faith (2012) and the soon-to-be released, Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness (2020). He was the motivational team speaker for two U.S. Ryder Cup teams, an honor often reserved for U.S. Presidents.
From humble beginnings above his garage, Lt Col Rooney started the non-profit Folds of Honor. Its singular mission is to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of wounded or killed military service members. In 12 years, Folds of Honor has provided 25,000 life changing scholarships totaling over $125 million dollars.
A Lt Col in the Air Force Reserves, flying the T-38 (950 flight hours) and a decorated military aviator, he is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award and was honored with the Spirit of Attack award as a top graduate of F-16 training. He has received many decorations to include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and Air Expeditionary Medal. Lt Col Rooney continues to fly fighters as an aggressor pilot in the 301st Fighter Squadron at Eglin AFB in Destin Florida.
For his service and patriotism, Rooney was presented the White House’s “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” by President George W. Bush, the Air National Guard’s “Distinguished Service Medal”, the Air National Guard’s “Directors Service Award” and the Ellis Island “Medal of Honor”. Lt Col Rooney is a Kansas University Distinguished Alumni, Significant Sigma Chi, and recipient of the Oklahoma Medal of Freedom. He was honored at The Masters Invitational with the “William D. Richardson Award” for his outstanding contributions to golf and received the PGA of America’s first-ever “Patriot Award”. He has been recognized as one of People Magazine’s “Heroes of the Year”, Money Magazine’s “Hero of the Year” and ABC World News Tonight’s “Persons of the Year.”
Now in its 8th year, the Rajant Partner Summit and Charity Golf Tournament is an annual event held every spring designed to foster collaboration, connectivity, and new business opportunities between partners and end-users in addition to witnessing exciting innovations powered by Rajant Kinetic Mesh®, sharing new insights and learning innovative ways to leverage Rajant’s ever-evolving technology to drive real customer ROI and maximize business impact.
The Summit will be held at Rancho de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, Arizona. To explore the agenda and to register, please visit rajant.com/partnersummit. 🖉