Stanley McChrystal is a former Commander of United States Forces Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan. A retired four-star general, his 34 years in the US Army include stints commanding the Joint Special Operations Command (the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force) and the 75th Ranger Regiment. He is credited with creating a revolution in warfare that fuses intelligence and operations.
After retiring from the military in 2010, General McChrystal co-founded the McChrystal Group LLC and heads the Aspen Institute Franklin Project to encourage and promote national service. He is a Senior Fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on leadership. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Naval War College.