Major Chris Hunter is a Bomb Disposal Specialist.
Hunter had ‘The world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most dangerous place‘.
Chris joined the British Army aged sixteen, training as a Russian linguist and intelligence operator.
He was later commissioned from Sandhurst and re-trained as a bomb disposal technician.
As a result, Chris was deployed to a number of operational theatres around the world with Special Forces units.
Bomb disposal expert – but Iraq was different…
By the time Chris had arrived in Iraq in 2004, he was one of the most experienced bomb disposal technicians in the British Army.
Over fourteen years, Hunter had served in the Balkans, East Africa, Northern Ireland, Colombia and Afghanistan, but Iraq was different…
Roadside bombs and constant rocket attacks from the insurgents were a part of his daily life in Iraq.
Chris and his team were very successful at disabling the insurgent’s devices, but their success came at a price.
The bombers placed a bounty on Hunter’s head and also started designing bombs specifically for him.
Many of the bombs designed for Chris featured booby traps and were observed by enemy snipers hoping to take a shot at Hunter.
Life after Iraq for Chris:
For his actions during his Iraq tour, Chris Hunter was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.
During the July 2005 London bombings, Hunter played a key role being seconded to COBRA as a suicide terrorism expert.
Since retiring from the army as the MOD’s senior IED intelligence analyst, Chris has worked as a counter-terrorism consultant.
He has trained members of the U.S. Department of Defence and provides specialist security consultancy services around the world.
Chris is also a regular contributor to television & radio news and current affairs programmes.
Chris Hunter QGM – Motivational Speaker:
As a keynote speaker, Chris’ highly captivating story about ‘the world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most dangerous place’ is a compelling and incredibly moving presentation.
Chris has a natural and down-to-earth presenting style which places an audience at ease, yet keeps them mesmerised and on the edge of their seats.
A unique and inspirational story, Chris delivers powerful messages around a number of topics.
Delivered with humour and emotion, the audience enjoys the lighter side of Chris’ experiences, whilst being encouraged to question their own focus and leaving them with a heightened sense of purpose and a greater understanding of how to achieve their goals.
Speaking topics include:
- Overcoming Adversity
- Working Under Pressure