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About General McCaffrey

Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General.

During his service, he was awarded three Purple Heart Medals (wounded in combat three times), two Distinguished Service Crosses (the nation's second highest award for valor), and two Silver Stars for Valor.

At retirement, General McCaffrey was the most decorated and youngest Army four-star General.

Biographic Summary

General McCaffrey attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. and graduated from West Point with a Bachelor of Science. He earned a master's degree in American Government from American University and attended the Harvard University National Security Program as well as the Business School Executive Education Program.

General McCaffrey served as the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies, an Adjunct Professor of International Security Studies, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an associate of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Currently, General McCaffrey is President of his own consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. He also serves as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC News.


  • In 2015 he was selected for the Doughboy Award -- the highest honor the Chief of Infantry can bestow on any Infantryman -- for outstanding contribution to the United States Army Infantry.
  • In 2007 he was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame at the US Army Infantry Center, Ft. Benning, GA.
  • In May 2010, he was honored as a Distinguished Graduate by the West Point Association of Graduates at the United States Military Academy.
  • In 1992 he was awarded the State Department Superior Honor Award for the principal negotiation team for the START II Nuclear Arms Control Treaty.
  • In 2004, Catholic University of America awarded him the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal (Highest Honor), to honor him for distinguished and meritorious service to the United States of America.

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A renowned leader whose advice is sought by America’s top policy makers, Barry McCaffrey provides an unflinching assessment on the leadership challenges that face complex organizations—and what businesses need to know about our national security future.

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