General Stanley McChrystal
US Army, Retired
CEO, McChrystal Group
General McChrystal is a retired four-star general and the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He is best known for developing and implementing the current counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the interagency operating culture.
General McChrystal is currently the co-founder of the McChrystal Group, a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches a course on leadership in operation, and an advisor to the White House’s Joining Forces initiative aimed at assisting military families. He is currently a member of Spirit of America’s Advisory Board.