Guest Speaker Dave Carey: Lessons for Life from a P.O.W.'s Experience

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Guest Speaker Dave Carey: Lessons for Life from a P.O.W.'s Experience

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Date and Time

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


Free to Attend



USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and School of Leadership and Educations Sciences have partnered with sponsor Clarity Design to provide a rare glimpse into the inspirational journey of motivational speaker, Dave Carey. As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, Carey’s aircraft was destroyed over North Vietnam. He spent over five years as a P.O.W. in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. This experience taught him timeless lessons that have application in all of our lives.


As a motivational speaker, Carey relates his story as a P.O.W. to help people better understand the prison-like aspects they may experience in their personal and professional lives. Told with intensity and humor, he inspires and empowers others to overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties and to gain a renewed sense of purpose, perspective, satisfaction, and control over their circumstances.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and a retired Navy Captain, Dave was three times a Commanding Officer. He also served as the Director of the Navy’s premiere site for leadership and management training. Among Captain Carey’s military awards are the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal.

Dave Carey's inspiring book, “The Ways We Choose, Lessons for Life from a P.O.W.’s Experience,” will be available for online orders at a discounted price at the event.


Paid parking is available at the west parking lot. Please enter the USD campus via the west entrance, stop at a parking kiosk and purchase a parking pass. A tram runs approximately every 10 minutes.


Please RSVP by securing your EventBrite ticket no later than December 5, 2018. For information or questions, email Michelle Sztupkay at

Dave Carey - P.O.W.

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Michelle Sztupkay