Stanley A. McChrystal

Founder at McChrystal Group LLC

Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley A. McChrystal

Founder at McChrystal Group LLC

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McChrystal Group LLC

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08/14/1954 - Fort Leavenworth, KS



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Executive Director, General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University

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Director at Anteon International Corporation

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President & Managing Member at ETO Group LLC

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Former Director of Plans, Policy & Strategic Assessments, J5 at US Special Operations Command

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President at Tier 4 Consulting LLC

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Chairman at Enverra Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at FiscalNote, Inc.

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Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder at FiscalNote, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at JetBlue Airways Corporation

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Managing Director & Group Practice Leader at Sitrick and Company

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Stanley A. McChrystal
Founder at McChrystal Group LLC
Class of 1976

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

MA in National Security & Strategic Studies

The Naval War College (NWC or NAVWARCOL) is the staff college and "Home of Thought" for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island. The NWC educates and develops leaders, supports defining the future Navy and associated roles and missions, supports combat readiness, and strengthens global maritime partnerships. The Naval War College is one of the senior service colleges including the Army War College and the Air War College. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Defense operates the National War College.

MS in International Relations

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition that fosters the development of each student's distinct and individual talents. Salve Regina has one of the most beautiful and unique campuses in the country and encompasses more than 80 acres. Offering what the National Trust for Historic Preservation has described as a "tour of the great architectural works of the Gilded Age," the campus is set on seven contiguous estates and features 21 structures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports. Comprised of three interconnected components - the Core Curriculum, the major and elective courses - Salve Regina's curriculum reflects the University mission and provides immeasurable opportunities for students to customize their educational journey. By providing breadth of study in the Core Curriculum and depth of study in the major, it seeks to prepare students to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing citizens of both their local community and the world. The undergraduate course of study at Salve Regina is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth that will encourage students to seek wisdom and work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. The University's graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.

Career History
2011 - Current

McChrystal Group transform teams and organizations through proven leadership solutions that drive innovation, growth, and unparalleled results in dynamic operating environments.

Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
2008 - 2009

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

FiscalNote, Inc. engages as a global data analytics and advisory firm. Its government relationship management platform offers information discovery, tracking, network building and response coordination into a single, accessible working environment. The firm's services include workflow optimization and augmentation, reporting and analysis, and research and insights. The company was founded by Timothy Hwang, Jonathan C. Chen and Gerald Yao in 2013 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member of the Board of Advisors
2011 - ?

General Atomics develops and manufactures high-technology products for commercial, and government applications. It offers nuclear fuel cycle, electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and high-power lasers. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Member, National Security Advisory Council

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

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The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.


Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

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Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP


Former Senior Fellow at Center for a New American Security

Awards & Honors
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
United States Army - Bronze Star Medal
21st Century National Service Summit

Aspen, CO, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

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2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

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