General McChrystal To Retire From Military

Less than a week after resigning his command, Fox News is reporting that General Stanley McChrystal will be retiring from active duty in the military.

One wonders how long it will be after that becomes effective that we’ll hear the rest of the story.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Michael Reynolds says:

    It’s a pity. I hate to see talented people leave the military.

  2. Richard Gardner says:

    I realize the circumstances are very different, but I hope he doesn’t become another LtCol Ollie North. I expect he will retire into a decent position in the military-industrial complex and keep his mouth shut. – he never was a DC guy as I remember (I could be wrong on this). Maybe he can do some housecleaning the in SF support world (or which the former Blackwater is the one firm that hit the papers).