Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.


Biography:

General George W. Casey, Jr. served 41 years in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Georgetown University.  He is an accomplished leader and an authority on strategic leadership.

He led the Army from 2007-2011 and is widely credited with restoring balance to a war-weary Army and leading the transformation to keep it relevant in the 21st Century.  He was a stalwart advocate for military families, wounded soldiers, and survivors of the fallen, and took on the tough issues of suicide and reducing the stigma attached to combat stress.  Prior to this, he commanded the Multi-National Force – Iraq, a coalition of more than 30 countries, where he guided the Iraq mission through its toughest days.  In his 15 years as a general officer, he held numerous senior leadership positions in Europe, the Middle East and in the United States.

He is currently lecturing on leadership at the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, and to the leaders of national and multinational corporations.  He lectures on International Relations at the Korbel School, University of Denver, where he is the Rice Family Professor of Practice.

He serves as the Chairman, USO Board of Governors; and on the boards of Leonardo DRS; Colt Holding Company, LLC; the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality; the Center for Global Development, Student Veterans of America, and other organizations that support our servicemen and women, our veterans, and their families.

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