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Tuesday, June 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plenary Session: Lessons in Leadership

Independence Ballroom


Lessons in Leadership

A four-star general, Stanley McChrystal* is the former commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces. 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. He is also the best-selling author of the leadership books, Risk: A User's Guide, Leaders: Myth and Reality, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, and My Share of the Task: A Memoir. McChrystal, a former Green Beret, is known for his candor, innovative leadership, and going the distance. Called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, few can speak about leadership, teamwork, and international affairs/geopolitics with as much insight.


General Stanley McChrystal*, USA retired, Founder & CEO McChrystal Group (sponsored by

*Indicates individual is a Veteran, NG/Reservist, currently serving, or a military spouse.