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General George W. Casey, Jr. is a four-star general who served the US Army for 41 years. He is an accomplished soldier and an authority on strategic leadership. As the Army Chief of Staff, he led one of the nation's largest and most complex organizations during one of the most extraordinary periods in US history. He is widely credited with restoring balance to a war-weary Army and leading the transformation to keep it relevant in the 21st Century. Prior to this, from July 2004 to February 2007, he commanded the Multi-National Force – Iraq, a coalition of more than 30 countries where he guided the Iraq mission through its toughest days.
Currently, General Casey serves as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of Leadership at the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell University and as a Rice Family Professor of Practice at the Korbel School within the University of Denver. He serves on corporate boards and numerous boards of organizations that support servicemen and women, veterans, and their families. General Casey served as a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He received his master’s degree in international relations from Denver University and his bachelor’s from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.