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Motivational Speaking

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When God tells you to do something, do it!
I read in my favorite book, "Obedience is better than sacrifice."  

CMSgt (Retired) Helen Noel

Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Retired Helen D. Noel was Superintendent, Military Personnel Flight, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from April 2006 until February 2009. She served as functional manager for over 85 enlisted personnel. Led a 65-member MPF, including 9 civilians and 7 contractors, encompassing 14 work centers and 33 commanders’ support staffs. Supported 1 center, 7 wings and 45 units assigned to 5 MAJCOMs. Her responsibilities included providing customer service to over 8,000 active duty/ reserve members and 50,000 retirees and military family members.  Managed functional and operational training for over 300 personnel programs. Employed AF’s largest personnel deployment function.        




CMSgt Noel grew up in Elyria, OH, and entered the Air Force in June 1985. During her military tenure, she served five years as the Deputy Director of the Hickam Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center. In 2007, she re-experienced a 40-year childhood traumatic event and wrote her first novel, 7 Days in the Fire. Helen published in 2008 and opted retirement in 2009 to pursue her first love of motivational speaking. Her desire is to educate people about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and to promote resiliency and healing by capturing the audience’s attention through “talking story”, a Hawaiian term used for conversing. In 2010, she discovered her family’s presumed involvement in a study conducted by the United States Public Health Service and is diligently pursuing justice through a presidential apology and investigation. In 2013, she unselfishly donated a kidney to her brother, a victim of the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination. In 2015, she devised a PTSD resilience presentation for DoD personnel and has shared it on military installations with rave reviews. In addition to writing, her passions include spending quality time with family, gardening, reading, mentoring, and genealogy. She’s laboring over several books: “24/7/365, A Military Spouses Manna’, ’It is Written: Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Yes, I Am!’, and a documentary, ‘Generational Trauma, an American Family’s ‘Post-Traumatic’ Love Story.” She is married to Irwin Noel, Senior Master Sergeant (Retired) US Air Force. They have two sons, Tyrell and Tavaris.  And as of Jun 2023, they added a beautiful doll-in-love, Andrea, Ty's wife to the family.    


1988  Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC 

1989  Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Nellis AFB, NV 

1992  Associates of Science Degree in Human Resource Mgmt, Community College of the Air Force 

1996  Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGuire AFB, NJ  

1999  Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence 

2003  Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University

2004  Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter AFB, AL 

2006  Chief’s Leadership Course, Gunter AFB, AL

2006  Master of Arts in Management, Wayland Baptist University

Other Achievements

1988  Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course

1996  Elite Black Women’s Health Study Participant

1998  Headquarters Air Combat Command Personnel Manager of the Year, Commander Support Superintendent Category 
2000  15th Air Base Wing Personnel Superintendent of the Year

2003  15th Airlift Wing Outstanding Family Support Individual Award

2004  Hickam AFB Very Important Patriot Award 

2004  15th Airlift Wing CMSgt Archer Tuskegee Airman Award 

2004  PACAF Best Family Support Center of the Year

2004  Distinguished Graduate, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy  

2008  Author, 7 Days in the Fire 

2009  Motivational Speaker  

2009  Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) Speaker/Presenter 

2011  CEO, Talk Story, Incorporated  

2011  Lethal Legacy Story by Barbara Ciara 

2012 Titus II Advisor, Langley Protestant Women of the Chapel 

2013  Living Kidney Donor

2014  USAToday Article by Tom Wilemon 

2015  Calvary Revival Church-Peninsula Women’s Ministry Core Team 

2015  DoD-Resilience Trainer

2017 Calvary Revival Church-Peninsula Women’s Ministry Leader    

2019 PTSD Accommodation in the Workforce Trainer

2023 Own It & Talk It Out! Podcast 

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