Gen. Stanley McChrystal to deliver keynote at NACDS Foundation dinner

October 19, 2010

The former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, will be the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Dinner on November 30, 2010, in New York City.

The former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, will be the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Dinner on November 30, 2010, in New York City, N.Y.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

“We are honored to have distinguished military leader Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the keynote speaker for this year’s NACDS Foundation Dinner,” said NACDS Foundation President Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM.  “His service to his country for 34 years demonstrates his career commitment to the safety of the American people. This year’s dinner attendees can look forward to hearing about Gen. McChrystal’s insights on leadership as well as his life experiences both personally and on the battlefield.”  

Four-star Gen. McChrystal served as commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976.  He spent much of his career commanding special operations and airborne infantry units. During the Persian Gulf War, McChrystal served in a Joint Special Operations Task Force and later commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment.

In 2002, McChrystal was appointed chief of staff of military operations in Afghanistan. Two years later, McChrystal was selected to deliver nationally televised Pentagon briefings about military operations in Iraq. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal commanded JSOC and was responsible for leading the nation’s deployed military counter-terrorism efforts around the globe. He assumed command of all international forces in Afghanistan in June 2009. McChrystal retired from the military in August 2010.

For more information, visit www.nacdsfoundation.org.