General Stanley McChrystal
General Stanley McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal commanded JSOC – responsible for leading the nation’s deployed military counterterrorism efforts around the globe. His leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 location and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. In June 2009, McChrystal received his fourth star and assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan.
Since retiring from the military, McChrystal has served on several corporate boards, holds a senior fellowship at Yale University’s Jackson School for Global Affairs, and advocates for national service as Chair of the Board for Service Year Alliance. He is the author of the bestselling leadership books, My Share of the Task: A Memoir, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, and Leaders: Myth and Reality, and Risk: A User’s Guide.