Staff Sergeant Keni Thomas joined us during our virtual Midyear Event in August to welcome attendees. While we won’t be able to be with Keni in person, he will still be our featured speaker at ICON+365 on Tuesday, February 9 to kickoff our virtual event. Keni will also join us for an exclusive musical performance at a virtual social event later that evening.
Staff Sergeant Keni Thomas was part of the mission to Mogadishu Somalia to capture criminal warlord Mohammed Farrah Aidid in 1993. Keni and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an 18-hour firefight that would later be recounted in the popular book and movie, Black Hawk Down. On stage, Keni shares the remarkable story while highlighting what true leadership is with an overall message of “Train as you fight – Fight as you train and Lead by example.” Following his career in the Army, Keni pursued a music career and works full-time as a country music recording artist.