The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy Lunch seminar with retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and former commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), on Monday, November 3, 2014, in 012 Bendheim Hall. This seminar is open to faculty and students only. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.
A 1976 West Point graduate, McChrystal is best known for developing and implementing the current counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that transformed the interagency operating culture. After 9/11 and until his retirement in 2010, McChrystal spent more than seven years deployed to combat in a variety of leadership positions. In 2002, he was the chief of staff for military operations in Afghanistan. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal commanded JSOC where he led the U.S. Military’s counter-terrorism efforts all over the world. In June of 2009, McChrystal was appointed Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF. His command included more than 150,000 troops from 45 allied countries.
General McChrystal is currently the 2014 Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Distinguished Visitor at the Woodrow Wilson School, and a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs where he teaches a course on Leadership in Operation. He is co-founder and a partner of the McChrystal Group, which began in January 2011.