Host, Angry Americans
Author, Chasing Ghosts, How to Fight
Founder and President, Righteous Media
Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Paul is a nationally-recognized authority on politics, veterans affairs, leadership, war, the military, media, mental health, team-building and social entrepreneurship, who rose to prominence as the hard-hitting and respected Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the highly-regarded, non-partisan powerhouse advocacy organization for new generation of veterans. Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Bob McDonald called the group and Rieckhoff’s leadership, “…vital to our nation’s veterans–and to all Americans.”
Rieckhoff is author of Chasing Ghosts and the forthcoming How to Fight, a frequent contributor to The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, CNN New Day, CNN.com, Defense One and a sought-after public speaker and leadership coach.
A gritty former high school football coach, Army Infantry Officer, and 9/11 First Responder-turned Washington insider, social entrepreneur, and media powerhouse, Rieckhoff is a working-class success story who never forgets where he comes from. Read more about Paul here.