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RAW DATA: McChrystal Biography

Commander, International Security Assistance Force/
Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan 

United States Army 

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE: USMA
EDUCATIONAL DEGREES 

United States Military Academy - BS - No Major 

United States Naval War College - MA - National Security and Strategic Studies 

Salve Regina University - MS - International Relations 

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED 

Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses 

United States Naval Command and Staff College 

Senior Service College Fellowship Harvard University 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

Spanish 

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT 

2LT 2 Jun 76 

1LT 2 Jun 78 

CPT 1 Aug 80 

MAJ 1 Jul 87 

LTC 1 Sep 92 

COL 1 Sep 96 

BG 1 Jan 01 

MG 1 May 04 

LTG 16 Feb 06 

GEN 11 Jun 09 

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT 

Nov 76 Feb 78 Weapons Platoon Leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Feb 78 Jul 78 Rifle Platoon Leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Jul 78 Nov 78 Executive Officer, C Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Nov 78 Apr 79 Student, Special Forces Officer Course, Special Forces School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Apr 79 Jun 80 Commander, Detachment A, A Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Jun 80 Feb 81 Student, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia 

Feb 81 Mar 82 S2/S3 (Intelligence/Operations), United Nations Command Support GroupJoint Security Area, Korea 

Mar 82 Nov 82 Training Officer, Directorate of Plans and Training, A Company, Headquarters Command, Fort Stewart, Georgia 

Nov 82 Sep 84 Commander, A Company, 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia 

Sep 84 Sep 85 S3 (Operations), 3d Battalion, 19th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia 

Sep 85 Jan 86 Liaison Officer, 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia 

Jan 86 May 87 Commander, A Company, 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia 

May 87 Apr 88 Liaison Officer, 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia 

Apr 88 Jun 89 S3 (Operations), 3d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia 

Jun 89 Jun 90 Student, Command and Staff Course, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island 

Jun 90 Apr 93 Army Special Operations Action Officer, J3, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD/STORM, Saudi Arabia 

Apr 93 Nov 94 Commander, 2d Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Nov 94 Jun 96 Commander, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington 

Jun 96 Jun 97 Senior Service College Fellowship, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Jun 97 Aug 99 Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia 

Aug 99 Jun 00 Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York 

Jun 00 Jun 01 Assistant Division Commander (Operations), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina to include duty as Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Kuwait, Camp Doha, Kuwait 

Jun 01 Jul 02 Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, North Carolina to include duty as Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force180, OPERATION ENDURING 

FREEDOM, Afghanistan 

Jul 02 Sep 03 Vice Director for Operations, J3, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC 

Sep 03 Feb 06 Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Feb 06 Jun 08 Commander, Joint Special Operations Command/Commander, Joint Special Operations Command Forward, United States Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 

Aug 08 Jun 09 Director, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC 

Jun 09 Present Commander, International Security Assistance Force/Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS (Date of assignment and rank) 

S2/S3 (Intelligence/Operations), United Nations Command Support Group Joint Security Area, Korea (Feb 81-Mar 82, Captain) 

Army Special Operations Action Officer, J3, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD/STORM, Saudi Arabia Jun 90-Apr 93 Major/Lieutenant Colonel) 

Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, North Carolina to include duty as Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force180, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan (Jun 01-Jul 02, Brigadier General) 

Vice Director for Operations, J3, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC (Jul 02-Sep 03, Brigadier General) 

Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (Sep 03-Feb 06, Brigadier General/Major General) 

Commander, Joint Special Operations Command/Commander, Joint Special Operations 

Command Forward, United States Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (Feb 06-Jun 08, Major General/Lieutenant General) 

Director, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC (Aug 08-Jun 09, Lieutenant General) 

Commander, International Security Assistance Force/Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan (Jun 09-Present, General) 

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE 

Army Special Operations Action Officer, J3, Joint Special Operations Command, OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD/STORM, Saudi Arabia (Jun 90-Mar 91, Major) 

Commander, Combined Joint Task Force Kuwait, Camp Doha, Kuwait (Apr 01-Jun 01, Brigadier General) 

Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force180, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan (May 02-Jul 02, Brigadier General) 

Commander, International Security Assistance Force/Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan (Jun 09- Present, General)
US DECORATIONS AND BADGES 

Defense Distinguished Service Medal 

Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster) 

Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters) 

Bronze Star Medal 

Defense Meritorious Service Medal 

Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters) 

Army Commendation Medal 

Army Achievement Medal 

Expert Infantryman Badge 

Master Parachutist Badge 

Ranger Tab 

Special Forces Tab 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

(Source: International Security Assistance Force)