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Gen. Stanley McChrystal Reportedly Earns $60,000 Per Speaking Engagement

Gen. Stanley McChrystal smiles after receiving the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Army Distinguished Service Medal during a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in July. Brendan Smialowski/Getty hide caption

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POLITICO's Ben Smith reports Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who recently accepted a lectureship at Yale University, has also joined the paid speaking circuit — "with some fanfare and the usual discretion about how much he's charging."

But an industry sources passes on the rate: $60,000 a pop, plus travel and lodging for three.

Leading Authorities, which represents McChrystal, describes him as "a one-of-a-kind commander with remarkable record of achievement."

In his biography on the site, there's no mention of the events that led to his departure from Afghanistan, and his retirement from the U.S. Army.

If you can afford his fee, whatever it is (Leading Authorities doesn't make the figure available online), you and your guests could learn McChrystal's "Four-Star Strategy Lessons."

A dynamic, powerful speaker, McChrystal impresses audiences with leadership lessons from the field. He stresses a uniquely inclusive leadership model focused on building teams capable of relentless pursuit of results. When old systems fall short, McChrystal believes true leaders must look for ways to innovate and change. Citing stories from his extraordinary career, McChrystal reveals a four-star management strategy, stressing openness, teamwork, and forward-thinking.

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