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.”
SOURCE: David Jackson