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NEWS | Nov. 21, 2016

Former undercover detective to speak about resiliency

U.S. Army North Public Affairs

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, expert and motivational speaker, Bob Delaney is scheduled to speak to Soldiers assigned to Joint Base San Antonio at the Fort Sam Houston Theater Dec. 2.


Delaney is also known for his professional officiating with the National Basketball Association and undercover detective work as a policeman.


Delaney’s visit will consist of two sessions. The morning session will begin at 10 a.m and the afternoon session begins at 2 p.m..


“This is a great opportunity for the JBSA community to hear from someone who struggled with PTSD and what he did to maintain resilience,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Commander, U.S. Army North. “It’s a great honor to host Mr. Delaney and for him to share his experience and speak to service members about post-traumatic stress disorder and resiliency. The strength of our nation needs its men and women in uniform to stay ready, maintain readiness and be resilient for future endeavors.”


Delaney serves as a National Basketball Association referees and during his time in law enforcement, was a decorated trooper with the New Jersey State Police.


For the past 30 years, Delaney has provided training before federal, state, county and local law enforcement officers and agents throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.


He has also talked to service members throughout the United States and overseas in combat environments. He has helped many to understand and identify symptoms of PTSD and the impact it has on the individual and the ripple effect to family and friends.