Terry "TD" Deitz
Terry “TD” Deitz
Former F-14 A/D Instructor Pilot, USN
Fighter pilot, Business Owner, T.V. Host, Airline Captain, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Inventor, Philanthropist and one of our most Dynamic Speakers, Terry “TD” Deitz is an expert at finding the time to constantly pursue Flawless Execution in everything he does.TD has hosted, produced and appeared on television shows on CBS’s, SURVIVOR, the History Channel’s, Modern Marvels, and the Discovery Channel’s, Great Planes, and as one of Afterburner’s Main Speakers has worked with hundreds of outstanding companies and organizations. As a retired Navy Fighter Pilot, TD brings the right perspective of how a company can leverage Flawless Execution in every facet of its operation and execution. “There is not a more powerful model out there then the Flawless Execution Cycle, it will propel your business at Mach speed to the top of your business space, and….keep it there!” His favorite part of the model, the Debrief.
TD, attended United States Naval Academy from ’78-’82, honing his leadership skills on and off the baseball diamond. His Academy experience culminated in a “Sweet Sixteen” baseball appearance and a degree in Meteorology.
Prior to flight school, TD qualified as Officer of the Deck, on the world’s longest Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), one of the youngest officers ever to do so. In 1984, he accepted orders to Navy Flight School and follow on assignment to fly the F-14 Tomcat, made famous in the movie, TopGun. He spent 3 years of his life deployed on aircraft carriers around the world. “I had the honor of operating with some of the world’s best leaders, mentors, and fighter pilots, who had a large part in defining how I conduct my life and business affairs.”
TD has been a valued member of the Afterburner team since 2007 and is busy working initiatives involving University level education, Debriefs, and the utilization of the Flawless Execution Model in College Athletics. “Good leadership in the boardroom, in planning sessions, and out in the field, requires consistency and good habits. Flawless Execution will equip your organization with the tools and processes needed to be both consistent and forward leaning and at the top of whatever space you are operating in!”