Retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal to Keynote CONSULT 2022

McChrystal’s address will focus on essential dimensions of control that leaders can adjust at any given time to identify and address risk.

CHESHIRE, Conn.  — Stanley McChrystal, a retired four-star Army general and former commander of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force — Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) — will provide a keynote address at CONSULT 2022 Technical Security Symposium.

Held annually, CONSULT 2022 will take place Oct. 28-31 in Nashville, Tenn. The event is billed as the only non-captive venue exclusively devoted to specifiers of electronic and physical security.

Called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, McChrystal is widely praised for launching a revolution in warfare by leading a comprehensive counterterrorism organization that fused intelligence and operations, redefining the way military and government agencies interact.

Among the general’s many accomplishments in the military was the command JSOC, responsible for leading the nation’s deployed military counterterrorism efforts around the globe. Under his command, Saddam Hussein was captured in Iraq in 2003, and, in 2006, the terrorist and leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was eliminated.

Since his retirement, McChrystal has authored several books on leadership, including “Risk: A User’s Guide,” which provides a unique perspective on risk, informed by his military experience.

Recognizing that companies today are experiencing parallels to what he faced in the war theater, McChrystal established an advisory services firm, the McChrystal Group, to help businesses challenge the hierarchical “command and control” approach to organizational management and help organizations equip their people to better compete in a complex and interconnected business environment.

The keynote address will focus on essential dimensions of control (discussed in the book) that leaders can adjust at any given time to identify and address risk. Every attendee at CONSULT will receive a copy of the book, with a book signing to follow the McChrystal’s address.

Qualified security consultants and engineers may register for the event with a registration code supplied by SecuritySpecifiers, an online community and network of security professionals. To obtain a code, email

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