August 16th, 2010
12:25 PM ET
4 years ago

McChrystal to teach at Yale University

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal will be teaching at Yale University this fall, according to a university spokeswoman.
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal will be teaching at Yale University this fall, according to a university spokeswoman.

(CNN) Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who resigned from the military this year after controversial comments published in a magazine profile, will be teaching at Yale University this fall, according to a university spokeswoman.

McChrystal has been appointed a senior fellow with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs beginning in the fall semester, said a statement from the spokeswoman, Dorie Baker.

McChrystal, who commanded the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan, will teach a graduate level seminar for students in the international relations master's program, the statement said.

"The course will examine how dramatic changes in globalization have increased the complexity of modern leadership," it said.

The statement quoted McChrystal as saying: "I am extremely excited to be teaching at Yale and I look forward to sharing my experiences and insights as a career military officer."

– CNN's Adam Levine contributed to this report.


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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I bet one of his topics will be how to be insubordinate and how to cover up the truth.

    August 16, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  2. HelenD,

    Good for him. He got a raw deal from the government. What he did was tell it like he saw it. We lost a good general over very little.

    August 16, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  3. Uncle Snerdly

    This dumbo looking clown needs to go back to the hills.

    August 16, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. Good deal

    Obama's leadership has been horrible. McChrystal complained about the lack of support and then retired. Now I think the troops will get more support from the civilian 'leadership'.

    August 16, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  5. FAUX NEWS is FIXED NEWS

    This disgraced general will soon be bad-mouthing his employers at Yale....as a military officer, McCrystal seems to lack the good moral attitude and judgement to be put in any position of authority....let alone to educate students at Yale!

    poor choice...sad general!

    August 16, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  6. gt

    a ivy league school ? thats a surprise i figure they would not want any one from the military teaching there , or even be on there campus,,,

    August 16, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  7. Lisa P

    Those Yalie frat boys had better watch out - determined competition on the way, ready for business and definitely not afraid to talk (and talk and talk) about it!

    Seriously, McChrystal is a disgrace, which no doubt makes him ideally suited to the see-no-evil-among-our-own-kind elitists who run Yale.

    August 16, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. xy

    To teach what? Journalism?

    August 16, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  9. Gordon Shumway

    He should be fantastic at teaching leadership, but first someone will have to teach him about integrity and honor, for he greatly lacks both.

    August 16, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. mswoman

    Ex General McChrystal should be court marshaled for covering up the murder of Mr. Tillman. There is no telling what all else he covered up.

    Americans have a double standard – its already been proven and he hasn't been indicted, gets to walk free and teach.

    Americans condemn Obama for trying to help the American people and he gets condemned and blasted 24/7. But this murder walks free.

    August 16, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    McChrystal has served our country well and we all need to respect him for all that he has done.

    August 16, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  12. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    Good Job

    August 16, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  13. Lori in St Pete

    HelenD, that he "told it like he saw it" has cost many other military personnel their jobs as well. Either your hatred of President Obama has blinded you to the realities of military service, or your ignorant regarding the UCMJ and probably shouldn't be commenting negatively. Had he been enlisted, he would have been courtmartialed, demoted to the lowest rank, forefeited all pay and benefits, and booted out on his ear if he didn't end up in prison.

    August 16, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  14. BeverlyNC

    How sad for those at Yale who will be subjected to the words of a traitor to our country – a disgraced military man who disobeyed orders and leaked confidential military information.

    He should be hiding out in retirement grateful he did not lose his pension.

    August 16, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. Ancient Texan

    Good, maybe he can offset one of the radical far left progressive professors that have been indoctrinating our kids. It's just a shame one of our best generals gets wasted this way.

    August 16, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. Peter s

    Good! you might bring senses on education which nolonger makes sense!!!

    August 16, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  17. Phil in KC

    Wonder if the Bushes had anything to do with that?

    August 16, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  18. dbacchus

    McChrystal : "I am extremely excited to be teaching at Yale..."

    He will be far less excited to discover that most students come to laugh at his excess. What is he going to teach them – arrogance? Good luck with that in Yale :)

    August 16, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. tcaros

    He got what he deserved. He's likely in with the secret societies that swear allegiance to things other than America anyway.

    August 16, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. Rick McDaniel

    That's nice. The wealthy and powerful folks, always land on their feet.......because they get special consideration from employers.

    August 16, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  21. tcaros

    What would he teach? How to get taken off the job. Kinda similar to Sarah Palin in alot of ways.

    August 16, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  22. diridi

    I do not have any kind of good opinion about Yale, or Harvard, or Duke....they are just like any other state colleges....except, they suck your blood like worst than leaches.....the animals stay in water, and suck....blood.....they are no greater than state colleges....no wonder, kids who got 2350 in SAT straight A kids, are going to state schools....way to go.....smart thing to reduce loans.....ok.

    August 16, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. tcaros

    He looks a little like McVeigh.

    August 16, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  24. MrAmerica

    Maybe he should be the lead expert on not what to do when you're in command which of course includes blowing his mouth off to the media.

    August 16, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. Get over it

    Hey, honey! Grab that Yale application out of the pile for Billy and throw it away, will ya? Thanks...oh, and bring me a beer.

    August 16, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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