Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley Allen McChrystal is a retired United States Army general, described by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as, "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met." His last assignment was as Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan . He previously served as Director, Joint Staff from August 2008 to June 2009 and as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2008, where he was credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, but also criticized for his alleged role in the cover-up of the Pat Tillman friendly fire incident. McChrystal was reportedly known for saying and thinking what other military leaders were afraid to; this was one of the reasons cited for his appointment to lead all forces in Afghanistan. Wikipedia*

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Stanley A. McChrystal has 30 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2001 Statement as an Assistant Division Commander for the 82nd Airborne of the U.S. Army. The year with the most videos was 2003 with 11 videos as a Vice Director for the Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2015 with an average of 1,742 views per program as a General for the U.S. Army. Most appearances with Victoria "Torie" C. Clarke (11). Most common tags: Iraq War (03/19/03-05/01/03, Military, Afghanistan.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2015 - Present Chair, Leadership Council, Franklin Project Videos: 1 c. July 23, 2010 - Present General, U.S. Army Videos: 9

Previously

Commander June 15, 2009 - June 23, 2010 Videos: 7 Director, Joint Chiefs of Staff c. August 1, 2008 - c. June 11, 2009 Videos: 1 Vice Director, Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff c. July 1, 2002 - c. September 1, 2003 Videos: 11 Assistant Division Commander, 82nd Airborne, U.S. Army c. - c. January 1, 1978 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • National Service

    National Service

    Panelists, including former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), and Representative Seth…

  • <em>Team of Teams</em>

    Team of Teams

    General Stanley McChrystal (Retired) talked about his book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement, about the challenges…

  • Leadership Strategies

    Leadership Strategies

    Retired General Stanley McChrystal and Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, talked…

  • Leadership Strategies

    Leadership Strategies

    General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) and J.D. Crouch II discussed leadership strategies. They assessed their own leadership styles and provided…

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