Major General (U.S. Army, Retired) Doug Crissman

During more than 33 years of military service, including over 6 years as a General Officer, Doug led teams dealing with adversity and solving problems in complex environments around the world during times of peace and war. He is currently faculty and senior advisor at Thayer Leadership. A career infantryman, Doug’s assignments provided uncommon breadth making him uniquely qualified to guide leadership discussions with a variety of teams facing a full range of challenges. From overseeing support to 30,000+ U.S. Army soldiers rotating through the Middle East each year while administering a $7 billion budget, to informing the design and development of the Army’s command and control systems, Doug understands the challenges of scale, scope, and speed. Charged with refining the Army’s Mission Command philosophy, Doug understands the investment necessary to allow these fundamental leadership principles to flourish. Serving as the only U.S. General assigned to the British Army and as the former senior military advisor to the Secretary of the Army, Doug learned the importance of relationships, reputation, timing, and patience in making progress with critical teammates and influencing strategic leaders.

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