Dr. Roy E. Alston is a 1989 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned a BS in Leadership. Roy served in the US Army as a commissioned officer with the 82d Airborne Division. Roy served in combat with the 1st of the 319th Field Artillery Regiment during the first Gulf War. Roy is a graduate of the US Army's Ranger School, Airborne School, Jungle School, Field Artillery Officer's Basic Course, and the Field Artillery Officer's Advance Course. Roy earned his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003 and received his doctorate in management with a specialization in leadership and organizational change from Walden University in 2011.
Roy began his civilian career in retail in 1994. Roy has held leadership positions at Montgomery Ward's, PepsiCola, Target, and Verizon Wireless. Roy is the President of Roy E. Alston Leadership Development Programs, LLC and Roy is an independent consultant working with Walmart's Leadership Academy to develop the next generation of Walmart leaders.
Roy is the author of the books The Leader's Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals, RadioActive Leadership: How to Pursue Excellence and Positively Influence the Behavior of Others, Tarnished Honor: An Insider's Look at Police Occupational Deviance, and a contributing author to Mastering the Art of Success featuring Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, and Jack Canfield. Roy's passion is motivating and helping others reach their full potential. Roy is a motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator who has developed specific programs for organizations that span the range of leadership development. Roy has also developed successful strategies and tactics for businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals. Roy has been conducting leadership and motivational seminars since 1989.