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Ed Rush, Jr.


Ed Rush is a fighter pilot with the United States Marine Corps and an expert in the fields of leadership training and performance under pressure.  His fast track military career has taken him from his first flight in the FA-18 Hornet to leading combat missions over Iraq.  He has piloted the T-34, T-2, A-4, F-18, UH-1N, and the FT-7.


After the completion of basic training, he was transferred to flight school where he earned his "wings of gold" in the fall of 1998.  After learning to fly and fight the F-18, he was transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA where he led his squadron on two deployments to the Far East and graduated from the navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). Additionally, he was selected to attend the Marine Corps' elite Weapons and Tactics School.  Following graduation, Ed was subsequently awarded a slot as a staff member.


As one of the Marine Corps top instructors, he has taught and led hundreds of the Marine Corps' select fighter pilots.  He has spoken before thousands and is regarded as an expert in leadership training, instructing, and presenting.  He has a wealth of experience in teaching and motivating toward maximum performance.



Ed Rush’s speaking topics include:

"Edge of the Envelope" Performance In Business and in Life

Sales at The Speed of Sound

Mach 1 Marketing

Combat Leadership For Business Victory


Ed Rush’s recent clients include:

National Basketball Association

Pacific 10 Conference

Big Sky Phoenix




"Ed instantly established his credibility as a dedicated and disciplined professional.  He captivated the audience with his approach to achieving maximum performance...The principles Ed teaches with his Maximum Performance Model: Training, Discipline and Habits, are not only good for business and professional career survival, they are also essential to achieving the most out of your personal life...Ed is one of the most inspirational and motivating speakers I have heard during my 18 year career.  His practical approach to being prepared and subconsciously competent in your given area can mean the difference between life and death in my profession...Thanks Ed and keep up the good work!"


Michael Irving
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Ed...Your well-organized media presentation, and your experience as a fighter pilot, demonstrated incredible witness to our central theme: achieving maximum performance.  I enjoyed your use of poignant stories that literally reframed principles regarded as simple and showed them to be vital contributors to achieving optimal performance.  Your unique grasp of our organization and the manner in which you delivered just what we needed was most impressive.  Thank you for your part in taking our training to a new level."


Hughes Suffren, Dean of Students/Director

Office of Black Student Affairs

Claremont University Consortium

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Ed T. Rush, Sr.


Ed T. Rush, the former Director of Officiating Programs, began his career as an NBA official when he was hired in 1966 at 24 years of age.


Prior to joining the NBA league office as Director of Officiating in June of 1998, Rush spent 31 seasons on the court, officiating 1,990 regular season, 247 playoff and 32 NBA Finals games from 1966-67 through 1996-97. He also officiated the 1971, 1980, 1985, 1991 and 1996 NBA All-Star Games, the 1987 McDonald’s Championship in Milwaukee, the 1991 McDonald’s Championship in Paris, France as well as the 1996 Japan Opening Games in Tokyo. Ed joined the NBA Basketball Operations department as the NBA / WNBA Director of Officiating on June 1, 1998.


After his first eight seasons officiating in the NBA, Rush officiated three seasons in the ABA before returning to the NBA. Prior to becoming an official, he worked as a teacher and football coach at Marple-Newtown High School in suburban Philadelphia from 1964-67. A graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania in 1964, Rush played varsity football.  He recently funded an endowment for the Edward T. Rush Scholarship to provide need-based grants for West Chester’s basketball program.


Born in Philadelphia, PA, Rush currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Trudy.  He currently serves as Assistant Coach for the Bloomsburg University football team. Ed has 4 children and one grand-daughter. He is a national speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Valley of the Sun YMCA, West Chester University’s Rams Athletics Association, and the National Association of Sports Officials.


Ed’s speaking topics include:

Success Through Significance

Maximize your T’s: Time, Talent, Treasure                       


Ed’s recent clients include:

Jefferson Pilot Financial Group / Lincoln Financial Group

Christian Business Men's Committee (CBMC)



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Ed Rush & Associates

P.O. Box 1290, Bonita, CA 91908

Phone: 619-292-2599, Fax: 619-292-2598
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