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The 4th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing Is August 8, 2011

June 6, 2011

The date has been set for the 4th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing…August 8, 2011.

This year we are honored to have a special Keynote Speaker Four-Star General Stanley McChrystal.

General Stanley A. McChrystal

A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  A retired four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and the former commander of Joint Special Operations Command. He is best known for developing and implementing the current counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the interagency operating culture.

The son of Major General McChrystal, McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976. He is a graduate of the US Naval War College and he completed fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000.

After 9/11 until his retirement in 2010, General McChrystal spent more than six years deployed to combat in a variety of leadership positions.  In 2002, he was the chief of staff for military operations in Afghanistan. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal was deployed to combat where he led the US Military’s counter-terrorism efforts all over the world.  From the summer of 2008 until June of 2009, General McChrystal was the Director of the Joint Staff.  In June of 2009, the President of the United States and the Secretary General of NATO appointed General McChrystal to be the Commander of US Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF.   His command included more than 130,000 troops from 45 allied countries.  On August 1 of 2010 General McChrystal retired from the US Army.

General McChrystal is currently the President of McChrystal Associates. He is teaching a seminar at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.  General McChrystal resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife of 33 years, Annie.  Both he and Annie serve on the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Board of Directors.

Foursomes are filling up fast so contact Karen Head at (248) 652-2000 to get your team in.

YRF 2011 Golf Outing         YRF Sponsorship Letter

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