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Leadership with US Army General Barry McCaffrey

September 11, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey\, a decorated combat veteran who held high-profile roles in the Pentagon and the White House\, will discuss leadership during an open campus lecture hosted by Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.  The event is free and open to the public.
McCaffrey’s visit is another in a series of special events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Auburn University’s business school. The Harbert College of Business was initially established as the School of Business in 1967.


McCaffrey served in the Army for 32 years\, retiring in 1996 as its most decorated general with three Purple Heart Medals for wounds received in combat\, two Distinguished Service Crosses—the nation’s second-highest award for valor—and two Silver Stars for valor. He was the youngest general to attain a four-star rank. McCaffrey served four combat tours with the 82nd Airborne Division\, the 1st Calvary Division and the 24th Infantry Division\, and served as Commander-in-Chief for U.S. Southern Command from 1994 to 1996. McCaffrey was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning in 2007 and earned the U.S. Army’s \'Doughboy Award\' for outstanding contributions to the infantry in 2015.

The founder and president of his own consulting firm\, Virginia-based BR McCaffrey Associates\, McCaffrey also serves as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC News. From 1996-2001\, McCaffrey served as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy\, commonly known as the \'Drug Czar\,\' during the Clinton Administration. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Associate of the Inter-American Dialogue. McCaffrey was also part of the principal negotiation team for the START II Nuclear Arms Control Treaty.

McCaffrey has testified before congressional committees and subcommittees on such matters as military readiness\, stability in Iraq\, national security policy\, U.S. policy toward Cuba\, strategic options in Afghanistan\, free trade agreements\, border security and security threats posted by drug traffickers.

A graduate of West Point\, McCaffrey earned a master’s degree from American University and attended Harvard University’s National Security Program and Business School Executive Education Program.