Fmr. Gen. Stanley McChrystal Talks About How he Coped After Sudden End of Military Career

Stanley McChrystal (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)
Stanley McChrystal (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)

Former general Stanley McChrystal is talking about how he coped with life after the end of his military career — a very sudden end.

McChrystal, the Afghanistan commander who resigned in 2010 amid the furor over remarks in Rolling Stone magazine, writes on the Linkedin website that “my very identity as a soldier came to an abrupt end. I’d been soldiering as long as I’d been shaving.”

With the help of wife Annie and others, McChrystal said that “I made a deliberate effort not to define myself as a victim, and to not let others define me.”

His discussion of new careers is the latest entry in a Linkedin series called “Career Curveballs: How Professionals Turned Setback Into Success.”

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SOURCE: David Jackson
USA TODAY

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