AUSA’s Noon Report webinar series features presentations by senior Army leaders responsible for key programs and initiatives, as well as contemporary military authors who weave together the past, present and future story of the United States Army.

Please join us on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, at 1200 EST, to hear a presentation by retired Army General Stanley A. McChrystal, author of Risk: A User's Guide. All leaders must know how to face risk, whether in combat, business, or day-to-day life. Too many focus only on the probabilities of external threats instead of what can be done to prepare for them. McChrystal shows how to be ready to deal with risk in all forms.
  • 1145-1200: Log-on
  • 1200: Opening remarks by BG Jack Haley, U.S. Army Retired
  • 1205: Presentation by GEN Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army Retired
  • 1225: Q&A Session with GEN David Perkins and GEN Stanley McChrystal
  • 1250: Closing remarks by BG Jack Haley, U.S. Army Retired
Harry Rothmann
Stanley McChrystal
General, U.S. Army Retired
A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. He is widely praised for launching a revolution in warfare by leading a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that fused intelligence and operations, redefining the way military and government agencies interact.

The son and grandson of Army officers, McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976 as an infantry officer, completed Ranger Training, and later, Special Forces Training. Over the course of his career, he held leadership and staff positions in the Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne Division, the XVIII Army Airborne Corp, and the Joint Staff. He is a graduate of the US Naval War College, and he completed fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000.

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 of directors, that include Deutsche Bank America, JetBlue Airways, Navistar, Siemens Government Technologies, Fiscal Note, and Accent Technologies. A passionate advocate for national service, McChrystal is the Chair of the Board of Service Year Alliance, which envisions a future in which a service year is a cultural expectation and common opportunity for every young American. He is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on leadership. Additionally, 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.

General McChrystal founded the McChrystal Group in January 2011. Recognizing that companies today are experiencing parallels to what he faced in the war theater, McChrystal established this advisory services firm to help businesses challenge the hierarchical, “command and control” approach to organizational management.
BG Jack Haley, U.S. Army Retired
Vice President, Membership & Meetings, Association of the United States Army
Brigadier General Jack Haley is the Vice President, Membership and Meetings for the Association of the United States Army.

Throughout his more than 30-year Army career, he served in tactical, operational, and strategic assignments worldwide to include three overseas assignments in Germany and three combat tours in Iraq. He was privileged to command America’s sons and daughters at numerous levels to include Company, Battalion, Brigade, Regiment and Corps.

His strategic assignments included tours at Army Human Resource Command, the White House, the Pentagon and Army Materiel Command. As a General Officer, he served as the 38th Chief of Ordnance and as the Commanding General of the 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command. Following retirement, he was the CEO and President of Miltope Corporation until his arrival at AUSA.

BG Haley’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry from Saint Lawrence University and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

BG Haley and his wife Jennifer have been married for over 33 years and have two children.
GEN David Perkins, U.S. Army Retired
General (R) David Perkins served as the 15th Commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) which is responsible for designing, acquiring, building and constantly improving the US Army which is one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. Under his leadership TRADOC developed the Army’s concept of Multi Domain Operations which has become a driver for future change not only in the US Military, but around the world. He also served as the Chancellor of Army University, one of the largest university systems in the United States. Prior to commanding TRADOC he commanded the United States Army Combined Arms Center where he was the lead for synchronizing leader development across the Army, the management of the Army’s training support and training development enterprises, and the development and integration of the doctrine the Army uses around the world.

Previously General (R) Perkins commanded at all levels in the US Army from CPT to Major Army Command at the four-star level. He has multiple combat tours to include commanding a Brigade and later an Infantry Division in Iraq. As a Brigade Commander he led the historical “Thunder Run” into Baghdad that led to the fall of the regime. He also served as the Special Assistant to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. He has advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, National Security and Strategic Studies, and Military Studies.
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