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Gen. Stanley McChrystal Speaks at Stevenson University, Meyerhoff

March 23, 2012
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Every year the Baltimore Speaker Series boasts an itinerary of stimulating, if not distinguished, individuals to discuss their experiences on a wide range of topics. This season, U.S. Army retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal will give a preview of his BSS presentation at Stevenson University; later that evening he will give the full presentation at the Meyerhoff

McChrystal’s sterling military career and subsequent forced retirement has been compared to that of the famous Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Also the son of a military officer and a graduate of West Point Military Academy, McChyrstal served as a Special Forces Green Beret and former commander of Joint Special Operations Command before he was relieved of his command under the specific direction of President Barack Obama. Although his leadership has been credited with the capture of Sadam Hussein, McChrystal’s reported negative opinions about the Obama Administration’s handling of the war in Afghanistan led to his forced retirement.

Touted as a “dynamic and powerful speaker,” McChrystal will expound on his career and his unique leadership model that has sculpted some of the most effective military task forces in Army command. The Stevenson event is free and takes place Tuesday March 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Stevenson University Pavilion, which is located on the Greenspring campus. The talk at the Meyerhoff takes place that evening at 8 p.m.

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