Former football coach, foundation executive, general, pilot… a leader.
Dick Abel founded Leadership is ALL About People and currently serves as its president. “Leadership is All about People” is a half-day seminar program that focuses on the person of the leader. Dick is an internationally known speaker on family values, public affairs, military affairs and moral leadership. He has authored The DNA of Leadership and Vector Corrector: Is Your Character on Autopilot? The books, like the interactive seminar, focus on four essential principles of leadership and eighteen characteristics that form our lives.
During his 30-year Air Force career, Dick earned the Bronze Star for combat missions in Vietnam, was on the senior staff of three 4-star Admirals and was special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While on active duty he was a pilot, led the “Warhawk” jet acrobatic team, was an assistant football coach at the United States Air Force Academy and held several Public Affairs positions. He also made five flights escorting returning POWs from Vietnam. His career concluded with his assignment as Director of Public Affairs, United States Air Force.
Dick retired as a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force. After retirement, he served on the senior staff of the US Olympic Committee, was National President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and later served as Executive Director of Campus Crusade Military Ministry. He is the father of four and grandfather of nineteen and has been a mentor to numerous young men.