How do I request an Air Force speaker for an off-base function?Official public appearances and speeches by military or civilian Air Force and Department of Defense personnel constitute essential parts of the Air Force program to keep the public informed. To further this goal, we conduct outreach efforts -- such as public speaking -- as long as participation does not appear to imply Air Force sponsorship or agreement with the statements of others that may be partisan or religious in nature, or contrary to national policy.
Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base and the Nevada Test & Training Range boast an array of experts, specialists and operators who can speak on a number of Air Force and DoD missions and career fields.
The installation Speakers Bureau, administered by Public Affairs, gives you a single point of contact to search for the speaker best-suited to your audience and event.
The Speakers Bureau is comprised of outstanding, professional, well-spoken military members and DoD civilians of all ranks/grades, from a variety of backgrounds, with varying levels of training, experience and expertise, and who represent the diversity of the U.S. Military.
1. Provide plenty of notice. Please submit your request at least 30 days prior to the event (but no earlier than 90 days prior).
2. We may ask the requestor to cover some of the cost associated with the speaker attending the event. Examples would include parking, admission fees, food service, etc. If the visit is overnight or involves travel outside Las Vegas, we may ask you to pay for travel and accommodations. In most cases, however, there is no cost to the group for the speaker's presentation.
3. Include in your request as many details as possible: the scope and reach of the event, notable persons in attendance, media coverage, etc. This will be used to "sell" your event to potential speakers, and helps us better understand the audience.
To request a speaker:
Download a speaker request form here, then follow the instructions to submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you encounter technical problems and are unable to submit the form by email, contact our office at (702) 652-2750. You can also print and fax the form to us at (702) 652-9838.