Former Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Veteran, Business Leader and Entrepreneur.

Todd A. Weiler is a combat veteran, national security leader and activist in the gay community. His work in and out of the Pentagon has promoted major equality issues, allowing more people the opportunity to serve. Weiler entered the senior ranks of the Pentagon at the young age of 28 and has been helping service members and their families ever since. He is the recipient of numerous military and civilian decorations and is a graduate of Texas Christian University. 

In his debut book, Todd A. Weiler brings a colorful lifetime of experiences to the policy challenges faced in a new age of equality and its effect on the safety and security of the nation. 

Untamed Equality seeks to define the elements that move us beyond the norm and into a society and world that seeks, celebrates and leverages inclusion. No longer are sit-ins and silent protests acceptable to make the kinds of change that are necessary. This level of true equality seeks not only to heal from the past and hold those responsible for their acts against equality; it promotes a future where the realization of inclusion and equality drives safety and security.

Last book read:

Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You by Capricia Penavic Marshall

Words to live by:

Stand for something and don’t back down. There are times for compromise, but not your principles.

Advice for aspiring authors:

Just do it! Get someone that knows you to help you establish chapter titles/subjects … that helped me. But no matter what, just drive yourself to get it done.


“Todd Weiler’s Untamed Equality offers a series of fresh and innovative policy prescriptions for our national security. His colorful life stories — ranging from service as a helicopter pilot during the Gulf War to entrepreneurial endeavors, to political and senior Pentagon leadership — weave a compelling story on why radical inclusion can bring us the safety and security all Americans want.”
— Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force and author of Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success

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