Former U.S. Army officer and author, Nate Self, regularly speaks to physicians, leaders, and professionals about coping with stress and burnout, decision-making, and resilience. A 1998 graduate of West Point, Self was deployed to Afghanistan shortly after 9/11 as part of a Special Operations task force. While there, he led a 15-hour mission to rescue a fallen Navy SEAL that became known as the Battle of Takur Ghar. As a result, Self received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. His story was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and on NBC's Dateline, among other news outlets. He was also invited to attend the 2003 State of the Union Address. After his service, Self co-founded The Praevius Group, a leadership development company. He also wrote a memoir entitled "Two Wars," detailing his time in the Army and his struggle with PTSD. The book is currently being developed into a motion picture.