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Barry McCaffrey

WSB Exclusive Speaker

President, BR McCaffrey Associates, LLC

A renowned leader whose advice is sought by America’s top policy makers, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.) 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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A charismatic and exceptional leader held in high esteem by all who know him, General Barry McCaffrey is respected for his brilliance at connecting the dots to the most troublesome issues facing organizations around the globe. His experience leading complex organizations spans military, corporate and Cabinet-level positions while his focus delivers expertise on international affairs, national security, business strategies, risk assessment and the skills demanded to be an effective leader. As security analyst for NBC News, McCaffrey speaks clearly, powerfully and candidly on issues in the headlines including the latest events making news in the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Latin America. He continues to travel extensively to Iraq, Pakistan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan both testifying to Congress and briefing the White House National Security Council staff, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and senior leaders in the Department of Health and Human Services. At his retirement from active duty, McCaffrey was the most highly decorated four-star general in the U.S. Army, having served four combat tours and having received three Purple Heart medals for wounds suffered in battle. America’s former drug czar for five years, McCaffrey has served on the West Point Faculty as a Professor of International Affairs and he is currently president of his own consulting firm.

Some of the great comments we’ve received about General McCaffrey:

“His contacts, experience and knowledge were very impressive and we enjoyed spending the day with him.” – University”The General went over very well. He is a dynamic, interesting speaker, and he couldn’t have been more charming at the private reception.” – Credit Union Organization

“Over the years, we have been fortunate to have many well known and articulate individuals address our group. Without a doubt, your visit with us was one of the most anticipated and ultimately appreciated by our members.” -Real Estate Group

“Gen. McCaffrey’s presentation was fabulous. He is a great speaker and he touched upon issues that haven’t been discussed as thoroughly as he did. The day after the event, people were still talking about him.” -University

“The General was so dynamic–perfect for kicking off the forum.” – Defense Contractor

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Barry McCaffrey’s Speech Topics

  • Policy, National Security and the Road Ahead

    General Barry McCaffrey, National Security Analyst for NBC News, discusses the challenging international environment facing the United States and its allies—and the diplomatic, economic and military tools required to secure our future. As adjunct professor of international relations at West Point, McCaffrey made frequent trips to the many frontline nations confronting the “war on terror,” with results provided to both the House and Senate through frequent testimonies. A regular MSNBC, Meet the Press and TODAY contributor, McCaffrey brings a nonpartisan, Washington insider perspective to his presentations, providing sharp and candid insights on the dangers and opportunities of a troubled world. From this unique perspective, McCaffrey provides an unflinching look at the stories to pay attention to in the coming year and provides a detailed road map of the diplomatic, economic and military measures both the President and Congress need to pursue to keep America safe. McCaffrey’s diligent evaluation of the top international security concerns will give audiences an inside look at possible threats—and repercussions—our nation faces both domestically and abroad.

  • Our National Security Future: The Five Stories You Need to Know

    NBC News’ National Security Analyst and Washington insider, General Barry McCaffrey, provides an intrepid look at the five stories you and your organization need to pay attention to in the coming year. As the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, McCaffrey discusses the implications this departure will have on our national security and the other troubled areas of the world. He outlines which world leaders will soon be of particular concern to the U.S. and the repercussions of their rule around the globe. A frequent consultant to policy makers, business leaders and the media, McCaffrey shares vital information from his research and puts international and national risk situations into perspective, providing audiences with invaluable insight on how to be prepared, continue to meet the demands of their businesses and thrive in the face of uncertainty.

  • Doing Business Abroad: Managing International Security Concerns

    As NBC News’ National Security Analyst, General Barry McCaffrey examines the implications of international security threats impacting businesses both domestically and abroad. As president of his own consulting firm, BR McCaffrey Associates, McCaffrey uses his independent research during frequent testimonials to Congress, as well as in briefings to the White House, the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the National Security Agency. He served as a member of the board to global companies such as DynCorp and GLS. McCaffrey blends his security insider intelligence and business leadership experience to provide your audience practical examples and anecdotes from his wide range of service. The tools McCaffrey provides—insight into mitigating risk, key elements to know in growing businesses amidst security concerns and preparing management for challenges in the global security environments—will allow your organization to move forward in these unstable times.

  • Leadership of Complex Organizations

    As the most highly decorated four-star general in the U.S. Army upon his retirement, and now serving as a Security and Terrorism Analyst to NBC News, General Barry McCaffrey has dedicated his life to serving the American people through numerous corporate, government, academic and non-profit organizations. After four combat tours and three Purple Heart medals, McCaffrey was America’s drug czar for five years during the Clinton Administration. He now utilizes his expertise as president of his own consulting firm, BR McCaffrey Associates. Highly sought after for his wisdom and insight, McCaffrey has been a board member for several global companies, including DynCorp and GLS. Knowing that leadership needs and challenges vary among organizations, McCaffrey tailors his message to address and target audience members’ issues. As McCaffrey presents the sources of leadership power, the three perspectives of leadership, the challenges to effective communication and the Theory X and Theory Y approach to human motivation, your audience will be provided access to an arsenal of time-tested methods and strategies.

What other organizations say about Barry McCaffrey

General McCaffrey was an excellent choice for our students and function. His contacts, experience & knowledge were very impressive and we enjoyed spending the day with him.

Universities & Colleges

What other organizations say about Barry McCaffrey

General Barry McCaffrey’s humility and grace along with his accomplishments were impressive.

Financial Services


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