Prior to joining McChrystal Group, Jeff spent 27 years in the United States Army, retiring at the rank of Colonel, after a career in both conventional and special operations units, including the 75th Ranger Regiment and the Joint Special Operations Command. As an accomplished combat commander, he fought in the Gulf War and during multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jeff’s most notable achievement was as part of the Afghanistan surge strategy in 2010-2011, when he commanded a Brigade Task Force of over 4,000 US soldiers while coordinating the efforts of special operations, US interagency organizations, Afghan Government, and Afghan Security Forces to defeat the insurgency in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
Jeff has a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a master’s degree in Human Resources, Training and Development from Webster University, and a Certificate in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.