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Stanley McChrystal to Speak at RMU

The retired former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan is slated to speak today at Robert Morris University.

Stanley McChrystal to Speak at RMU

Retired  Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will speak today at Sewall Center. 

McChrystal is slated to speak before students and faculty at 1 p.m. in the Sewall Center's International Suite and again at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall as a part of the university's ongoing Pittsburgh Speaker Series.

The event at the Sewall Center is open to the public and free to attend. 

The four-star general was the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan until 2010 and the leader of the Joint Special Operations Command. Under his command, U.S. forces in 2003 captured former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and in 2006 killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

McChrystal, a 1976 West Point graduate, spent much of his military career commanding operations and served in a Joint Special Operations Task Force during the Persian Gulf War. 

McChrystal resigned from his post in 2010 after the publication of a Rolling Stone article in which he and his aides voiced criticism of Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials. 

He currently is on the board of directors of JetBlue Airways and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. He is expected to speak about leadership and management strategy. 

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