Travis Mills

Inspirational Quadruple Amputee, Motivational Speaker, and Advocate for Veterans

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Travis is an inspiring speaker who epitomizes resilience and who will leave an indelible mark on your audience. Be prepared to laugh, to reflect, to laugh again, and to stand up and cheer as Travis shares the astonishing story of how he, and his wife Kelsey.

He authored the memoir "Tough As They Come," which highlights a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who became a quadruple amputee after an IED explosion in Afghanistan. The book details his incredible journey of recovery, resilience, and adaptation to life after his injuries. Mills shares his experiences of overcoming physical and emotional challenges, the support of his family and community, and his transition from soldier to motivational speaker and advocate. The memoir is an inspiring testament to human strength and perseverance.

"Travis: A Soldier's Story" is a documentary that chronicles the life of Travis Mills, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who became a quadruple amputee after being injured by an IED in Afghanistan. The film captures his journey of recovery, resilience, and determination, showcasing his indomitable spirit and the support from his family and community. It highlights his transition from military service to becoming a motivational speaker and advocate for veterans and amputees. The documentary has received acclaim for its inspirational portrayal of Mills' determination.

Enduring a grueling rehabilitation program, Travis committed himself not only to recovery, but to fatherhood and to giving back to the veteran community any way he could.

In September 2013, Travis and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. Critical to the foundation’s mission is for the veteran’s family to be included, not just the vet. Through the foundation, the veteran and their family receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation to Maine where they spend time with Travis and his family, and participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much needed rest and relaxation in Maine’s great outdoors. 

Travis’s story has been featured extensively on local and national news including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC, CBS, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN and countless other outlets.

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“I don’t know where to start but in short, Travis was nothing short of phenomenal at our event!! … If you are considering Travis, stop what you are doing and sign him up now.”

TODD ANDERSON, Director of Sales Operations

“Travis is a terrific public speaker, who fluctuates between humor and sobering sincerity.”

STACY TAYLOR, Executive Director
Open Hearts Foundation

“Travis is one of the most inspiring and encouraging stories of our generation!”

JEN ALLEN, Director, Employee Communications
Lockheed Martin Corporation

“I can honestly say that while his story is one of inspiration and a true American hero, even more compelling is his ability to connect with his audience. I have seen nearly a hundred motivational speakers over the years and there are only a few I found that come across so genuine and as comfortable as a speaker as he.”

Mortenson Family Dental

“We expected a good talk that highlighted his injuries and time at Walter Reed Hospital. What we received was so much more…”

Quinnipiac University

“Travis taught us all two very important lessons that day. Number one- you can only move forward in life and it’s critical to stay positive. Number two- anything in life is possible as long as you never give up and you never quit.”

Hendricks Holding Company Inc.