Former Army Ranger turn public speaker, Gary Horton, spoke to Woodward Academy students on Monday afternoon. Horton travels the nation and speaks to people about America and its future and in the last few years, has conducted over 7,000 school assembly programs in 46 states. He has a particular interest in Woodward Academy’s student population and was excited to attend.
After completing college in Florida, Horton spent many years working with troubled youth in the juvenile courts in Miami, FL. He later expanded his work to the Florida state prisons. Mr. Horton served in the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers until 1977 when he completed his military service in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He then returned civilian life where he renewed his commitment to the youth of America.