General (ret.) McChrystal is a former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of United States Forces Afghanistan. His career in the U.S. Army spanned 34 years. Prior to his service in Afghanistan, he served as Director of the Joint Staff (2008-2009), where he assisted the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in managing the direction, operation, and integration of all combat land, naval, and air forces. He also commanded the Joint Special Operations Command (2003-2008), overseeing elite US military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world.
He is now the Co-Founder of McChrystal Group LLC and is also heading the Aspen Institute Franklin Project to encourage and promote national service.
McChrystal teaches a seminar on leadership and a module in Gateway to Global Affairs.