August 17th, 2010
03:34 PM ET
4 years ago

McChrystal to hit lecture circuit

 Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has signed on with Washington-based Leading Authorities to find him paid speaking appearances, the lecture agency announced Tuesday.
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has signed on with Washington-based Leading Authorities to find him paid speaking appearances, the lecture agency announced Tuesday.

(CNN) – Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has signed on with Washington-based Leading Authorities to find him paid speaking appearances, the lecture agency announced Tuesday.

McChrystal, who will also be lecturing at Yale this fall, will earn between $30,000 to $60,000 an event, according to one person knowledgable with the deal.

The retired general has already booked "multiple engagements," the source said, and there has been a "significant amount of interest across industries" to hear him speak. His first paid speech will be this fall at a private engagement.


Gen. McChrystal will speak about leadership, management strategy, and global affairs, according to the Leading Authorities press release.


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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Upset with McChrystal's hypocrisy

    Just how many other Pat Tillman does he have under his hat?

    August 17, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Video Guy

    When is he going to answer for the handling of the friendly fire death of that NFL player. Didn't he falsify some records, award medal that were not earned etc. in the coverup?

    August 17, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. bj

    Just think, Atty General Gonzalez took months to find a job. No one was there with a safety net for him. Desiree Rogers did not have a safety net either, finally she was able to land a position with Johnson Publishing – no Democratic safety net for her. Now we have this gentleman who should have been court marshalled and stripped of his rank for the things he said about the Commander in Chieft and instead he has been given a position at Yale University and possibly a speaking tour. It says something about being WHITE in America. Racism is alive and well.

    August 17, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. Riley

    Good for him!!!

    August 17, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    What an excellent way for General McChrystel to help people and organizations take advantage of his experience and insight. I hope he does really well and I hope I get a chance someday to see him speak.

    August 17, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    McCrystal's Curriculum:

    -Insubordination 101
    -Lying 103

    August 17, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. Bill Rollins

    First this Bozo must face a courts marshal for is role in the Pat Tillman cover-up trial.

    August 17, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Mike

    It's interesting this story surfaces on the same day the family of Pat Tillman point out the failure of the military to determine the truth regarding their son's death. McChrystal was up to his eyeballs in the coverup of the Tillman fratricide. I wouldsn't pay a dime to hear him speak.

    August 17, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. tcaros

    He should have been court martialed. This Bush hold-over has not respect for the laws. I hope he gets heckled and protesters show up.

    August 17, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. tcaros

    He covered up Pat Tillman's murder for the old man (GW Bush). Looks a little like McVeigh too.

    August 17, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. tcaros

    You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear; that's what the Repubs are trying to do with this dirtball.

    August 17, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  12. cosmo

    I'm surprised he didn't get his own show on FOX !!!!!

    August 17, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. sifto77

    You liberals should know that this man is a very left wing guy–before you trash him and blame him on Bush. Obama hired him for the top job–not GWB

    August 17, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. ac kane

    what is the topic of his lecture?... how to be a war criminal and get away with it. or, perhaps, how to be a mass murderer and convince others you are just protecting them by killing others.

    August 17, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. Muffy7

    Thia cretin McChrystal should be court martialed for his handling of the Pat Tillman murder. Bush ordered it as Tillman wised up to what a phony Bush was and would not go around building him up but told the truth. I hope McC
    enjoys the blood money he earns.

    August 17, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. Marcus

    sifto77 – It's all you can say to back him up or to dismiss any criticism against him?
    Pitiful...
    BTW, wouldn't be... interesting that in one or more of those speeches/lectures of him somebody showed up wearing a Cardinals T-shirt, with the #40 of course...

    August 17, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  17. ruty

    I would not walk across the street to listen to "loose lips".

    August 17, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  18. Bob of Lompoc

    Moderate Anarchist here: I won't trash this guy, although I believe he made a very large error – and it hurt our Nation. He should have kept his mouth shut and continued to do the good job he was doing keeping the Taliban and Al Qaeda off balance and burying their dead.

    A comment about military officers observed by me while on active duty: It is like being on a playground teeter totter. You begin standing in the middle of it balancing it either way by your foot movement. You start out as low leveled lower ranking officers, and if you stay in you gradually move up the ranks, all the time being associated with larger and larger numbers of subordinates who are caused to worship your every breath. There comes a point, where it is I don't know, that you reach the rank where you have been overwhelmed by your capacity to absorb this worship, that you begin to think you really ARE above and beyond every other normal mortal. That is when the teeter totter tips one way or the other, you lose your balance, and you fall off.

    August 17, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  19. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    The Republicans will nominate him for president, just watch!

    August 17, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  20. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Great, make some money off of the situation. Cosmo@showing his drug addled thoughts as a true Journolist liberal and muffy7@ needs another shot of her ABD serum. I know it is common for libertards to blame Bush for everything when you are a drug addled libertard, but there is always psychiatric help for such people as them. Just keep saying "Obozo will win again in 2012, no matter that the majority votes him out, because the SEIU its wholly owned subsidiareies AARP and ACORN can steal that election too."

    August 17, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  21. water bearer

    Hopefully he'll answer some questions about Pat Tillman during some of his big money-making lectures.

    August 17, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. Captain Awesome

    This man is a hero for exposing the truth about how our country is being led by a man who doesn't have a clue. He really should be given a medal. Thank you for your service to this country, General.

    August 17, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. Peter s

    This time don't put your foot in your mouth! remember whoever destroyed your career is still out there waiting to entrap your minds again!

    August 17, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  24. Rush Goebbels

    Poor Mc,he must have been in the potato famine.

    August 17, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  25. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    McChrystal served 8 years under GWB's lies for starting war and then said "mission accomplished" a few months later. Let the truth hit you where it counts because some people don't have a clue about anything.

    August 17, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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