Chris Stricklin

Chris Stricklin

President at Dunn University | Forbes Contributor | Award-Winning Author & Speaker | Retired Senior Military Leader


Chris Stricklin ejected from the F-16 he was piloting during a Thunderbird air show. Joel Neeb was diagnosed with a rare and often fatal cancer. Against the odds, both survived.

Chris and Joel met years after their individual life-changing events and discovered they both had a desire to share their stories to help others. They resolved to fulfill what they call survivor’s obligation—a responsibility to live an intentional life—for themselves and their families, and in honor of those who didn’t get a second chance. 

In Survivor’s Obligation:

> Chris and Joel tell the true stories that transformed their lives, initiating a journey of healing through gratitude, growth, and giving.

> Reflection questions in the back of the book allow readers to find connections in their own lives and inspiration for navigating an intentional life.