Dave Roever's work with the military is not born out of schools of higher education, nor reading books about other people’s experiences, but out of the tragedy of his own experiences. Having been injured in Vietnam, while serving with the US Navy's Brown Water Black Beret as a forward gunner, Dave was burned by a phosphorous grenade. Nearly half of his skin was blown off leaving his face disfigured and his body mutilated.
Since his injury in Vietnam Dave Roever has shared his gripping story of Tragedy to Triumph all over the world. It has become a source of healing for him, and encouragement to those who hear him. Roever Foundation is empowering and equipping young speakers who have lost limbs, and suffered TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), with a future in public speaking. They will turn their Tragedy into Triumph.
Dave Roever and John Arroyo are unique military veterans with the experience, the scars, and the messages that instantaneously connect to the minds and hearts of military forces, wherever they are in the world. Mr. Roever and Mr. Arroyo work with commanders and chaplains as speakers and trainers across all military branches to impart the wisdom they have gleaned and to provide extraordinary motivation.
They do so through leadership, strength, resiliency, and suicide prevention training; prayer breakfasts and chapel services; command and chaplaincy team support; family events; military balls; and more. Life-changing and life-long impact is frequently reported. Contact us to find out how one of them can be a part of your next event.
Audiences will laugh and cry as Dave communicates a message of joy in the midst of pain, and victory in the middle of tragedy. He presents hope and truth with gripping humor and heartfelt conviction.
"John is a paradox. He has every reason to be angry and filled with revenge, regret, and depression because of his being attacked at Fort Hood." - Dave Roever
Feedback from the Military
"During your major speaking role which culminated the two-day event, you touched the lives of over 2000 Citadel cadets, as well as faculty, staff, and visitors. Your presentation resonated in a way that will long be remembered and is considered to be one of the best ever delivered on The Citadel campus.” Brig General (USA-Ret), Executive Director, Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics
FEELING TARGETED BY LIFE?
Stressful situations or traumatic events that sometimes occur in military life might be associated with depression in Veterans and Service members.
Some vets develop
severe anxiety following traumatic or life-threatening experiences. Other stressful life events occur; such as the transition from military to civilian life or difficult
Suicide is a serious concern in the military community. If you are in crisis, or you know someone who is, there are immediate resources available to support you or your loved ones.
Stress is a
common part of military
life. Combat is often the first stressor that comes to mind. Service members may experience high work demands and family separations due to deployment.