Leadership Under Fire National Conference 2017


LUF proudly presents:

The Annual Leadership Under Fire National Conference 


March 24-25, 2017

The Ohio State University

Schoenbaum Hall, Building 251

210 W Woodruff Ave

Columbus, OH 43210

The Leadership Under Fire National Conference:

Leadership Under Fire National Conferences feature accomplished leaders with wide ranging operational experiences in combat, competitive sports, law enforcement and the fire-rescue service. Conference topics rigorously examine: leadership development, risk management, tactical/functional fitness, resiliency, tactical/athletic discipline, mental toughness and tempo.

Conference speakers and panelists have included Mr. Sandy Alderson, General Manager of the New York Mets; Coach Bob Hurley Sr, Saint Anthony; Ms. Lynsey Addario, The New York Times / National Geographic conflict photojournalist; Navy SEAL Commanders and distinguished members of the Leadership Under Fire Team.

Since its formal inception in 2012 Leadership Under Fire has hosted a national conference each year. The conference has previously been held in Philadelphia, PA; Hagerstown, MD and Bowie, MD. The location and speakers vary from year to year, but the intent of the conference remains the same...

The Leadership Under Fire National Conference seeks to prepare leaders and organizations for the moral, physical and mental rigors critical to peak performance and mission-oriented leadership in highly-competitive settings.


In Service,
The Leadership Under Fire Team 





"Leadership Under Fire Expanded" Maj Jason Brezler, LUF Founder

"Life as Sport" Dr. Jonothan Fader, Sport Psychologist


Functional Fitness Workout FF Jimmy Lopez, FDNY

"High Performance Case Studies"

    -Fire-Rescue DC Tom Richardson, FDNY

    -Athletic Development Brendan Fowler, Duke All-American/National Champion Pro Lax Player

     -Law Enforcement Sgt Anthony Price, Greensboro (NC) PD

     -Business & Athletics Ali Pfitzenmaier, UNC Soccer National Champion, Team Captain

"Risk and Resiliency Panel"

Sgt Dakota Meyer, USMC, Medal of Honor Recipient

Ms Tara Stackpole, VP, Captain Timmy Stackpole Foundation

Additional Information

Event Location:

The Ohio State University

Schoenbaum Hall, Building 251

210 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Registration Information: 

This will be a 2 day conference:

March 24th (Friday) - 1800-2100hours

March 25th (Saturday) - 0830-1700 hours

2 day conference fee is $200.00

*15% discount for military/first responders. Enter code "HONOR15" in discount code box when completing registration.

On-site registration for Friday will begin at 1700

On-site registration for Saturday will begin at 0730.


No refunds will be issued after Friday, March 17th.


Scholarship Information:

The "Werewolf Initiative" will continue to provide scholarship to post-9/11 military veterans in the process of transitioning into the fire service. Please contact the program manager for more information at paddybrownprogram@yahoo.com. 

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms will be available. Check back soon for details.


Contact Information:



Branden Sobaski: 319-321-9856


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