McChrystal Speaks at Upcoming AUSA Webinar

McChrystal Speaks at Upcoming AUSA Webinar

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Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, will discuss his new book Jan. 25 during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

During the event, part of AUSA’s Noon Report webinar series, McChrystal will talk about Risk: A User’s Guide. The webinar begins at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

In Risk, McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and co-author Anna Butrico show that there are 10 dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time, according to a description of the book. 

By closely monitoring these controls, we can maintain a healthy Risk Immune System that allows us to effectively anticipate, identify, analyze and act upon the ever-present possibility that things will not go as planned, the description says.

Using examples ranging from military history to the business world and offering exercises to improve preparedness, McChrystal lays out how individuals and organizations can exert mastery over every conceivable sort of risk they might face, according to the book’s description.

In addition to commanding U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, McChrystal also commanded the Joint Special Operations Command. A 1976 West Point graduate, he also served in Special Forces, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps.

After retiring from the Army, he founded the McChrystal Group, a leadership development firm. He is a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the author of several books, including My Share of the Task: A Memoir and Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.