Fort Belvoir- Leaders in Excellence!

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Shawn Burke and Noelle Corley!!

Ft Belvoir emblem  Ft Belvoir HQ Belvoir B audience Belvoir house Belvoir B stage Belvoir 

What a great day at Fort Belvoir.   Thank you to the 500+  who turned out the Thurman Auditorium!!  And THANK YOU for all of the effort put forth by ASAP, SHARP and Suicide Prevention teams to bring my program to your soldiers and civilians.   Pictures from the program above (courtesy of Michell Waters, thank you!).  Fort Belvoir’s military mission is global and provides exceptional facilities and services in support of resilience and mission readiness.   As a strategic sustaining base for America’s Army the work they do is vital to the success of the goals and objectives of the nation’s defense strategy.  Fort Belvoir has twice as many workers as The Pentagon. 

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19 Responses to Fort Belvoir- Leaders in Excellence!

  1. Clareyssa Hall

    Thank you Bernie! I loved the show.

  2. Yetta Canty

    Your show was awesome and impactful!!!!

  3. Corey Holzer

    Bernie, thank you for sharing your story. It is not always easy to bare our flaws to the world but I applaud you for doing it and doing it in a way to help others.

    “Only the fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
    — Otto von Bismarck

  4. Peter Fodor

    Bernie, OUTSTANDING presentation blending comedy and a touching, emotional personal story and effectively delivering an essential message to a military audience. I hope to have the opportunity to experience your routine again!

  5. Jennifer Chance

    Bernie, thank you. It was a very informative and awesome show.

  6. Dorothy

    Thank you for your time, wisdom, and comedy.
    You got your message and the Army’s message across to us.

  7. Delaina Wallmow

    Thank you for your presentation this morning. You had quite the impact on the whole room. Thanks again. Be well.

  8. Sally

    Appreciate your humor, honesty and integrity. So glad I was able to attend. Thank you.

  9. Rich Perkins

    Bernie, thank you for the awesomeness class/show. You were very entertaining and able to keep everyone awake…lots of my colleagues tend to fall asleep during our death by Power Point presentations. Keep on doing you and congrats on your many years of sobriety!

  10. Perry Boster

    Thanks for sharing your life story and struggles with alcohol. You made ASAP and SHARP training very real and meaningful. Best wishes and continued success in the future.

  11. Shawn Burke

    Bernie, great show and powerful message! You brought a great sense of humor to a topic that makes people uncomfortable. Keep up the good work!

  12. Craig Spisak

    What a great way to cover these very difficult subjects. I’m not ashamed to say thank you to Bernie for literally bringing me to tears. Both joy and sorrow but needed.

    You made us laugh and think about how to be better people.

    Craig Spisak

  13. Cheryl Jobe

    Impressive show, story, and performance. Thanks so much for sharing with us here at Fort Belvoir.

  14. Denise Taylor

    Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I appreciate the moment to laugh with all that I am dealing with. I was a caregiver for my husband 4 years ago until he passed away and now I am a caregiver for my mother who has ALS. Comedy can be the cure when you need it. It was a pleasure to see you.

  15. James Thyne

    I was there today. That was the best SHARP/Substance abuse training session I’ve had in the military.

  16. Agha J Durrani

    I enjoyed very much your show at Fort Belvoir today. You are prompt, funny and has an effective way to convey an extremely important message. Sadly, many young folks including Soldiers fall prey to drinking, drinking and driving, not respecting other sex’ feelings especially to NO. Your performance was amazing. Thanks

  17. Wendy

    Hilarious!! I was laughing and at times crying during his presentation. His jokes were not insulting or offensive as he also shared personal life experiences that were very inspiring and motivational! Bravo!

  18. Noelle Corley


    I laughed, I cried… I was deeply moved by your story of personal courage, determination and ability to overcome so many obstacles in life.

    Thank you for opening up and helping others to become more aware, to understand and (hopefully) empowering folks to interevene.

    Your message gives me hope that my loved ones will get through very similar problems with alcoholism and substance abuse. I pray that they will as make the same realizations as you and turn their lives around.

    Congratulations on 30 years of sobriety and educating others!

    Thank you and we wish you continued success in this journey

  19. Jeanette Romero


    Thank you for yesterday. I so much enjoyed the event. I needed to laugh as my family and I are going through some difficult times. I don’t remember the last time I laughed like that. I was also very touched with your sharing your story. May God Bless you and your family.

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