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2017 VGL Opening Reception

  • Healey Family Student Center Tondorf Road Georgetown Univerity Washington, DC 20007 USA (map)

Please join us

to welcome the new class of 2017 Veteran in Global Leadership Fellows. This year's flagship program is held at Georgetown University and we invite you to attend the opening reception.

Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served

Event sponsored by:
Palantir, The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), ScoutComms and Compass Coffee, McChrystal Group, Schwarzman Scholars, and media partner CBS Radio’s

Moderatored by:
Matt Saintsing, Capitol Hill full-time for CBS Radio’s
Matt Saintsing covers Capitol Hill full-time for CBS Radio’s – reporting on legislation impacting Veterans. Born in Milwaukee, Matt spent his formative years in South Florida. He joined the U. S. Army in 2003, serving as a signals intelligence analyst with the 101st Airborne Division. He deployed twice to Iraq – first from 2005-2006, then again from 2007-2008. Leaving military service after 6 years of active duty, Matt took full advantage of his Post-9/11 G. I. Bill benefits – completing a bachelor’s degree in government and world affairs from the University of Tampa, undertaking a semester of study at the University of Oxford, then earning a master’s degree in political science from The Ohio University. Before taking on his current duties, Matt reported on defense issues for Japan’s second largest newspaper, The Asahi Shimbun.

Keynote Address by:
Jeff Eggers, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute at the McChrystal Group


Jeff Eggers is Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, where he focuses on organizational performance and leadership.

Jeff was formerly a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and worked at the White House from 2010 through early 2015, principally as the National Security Council’s Senior Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He retired from the US Navy in 2013, after serving over 20 years as a combat veteran Navy SEAL. Jeff was Strategic Advisor to General Stanley McChrystal, Special Assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Mike Mullen, Branch Chief for Combating Terrorism on the Joint Staff, and White House Fellow and Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council.

Jeff’s operational tours included several SEAL Teams, commander of the Special Operations Task Unit in western Iraq, and Operations Officer and Mission Commander for the U.S. Navy’s undersea special operations command.

Jeff is a senior fellow at New America, conducting research on the intersection of behavioral science and public policy decision-making and a member of the NationSwell Council, a forum for advancing innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in America. He also serves on the board of a non-profit that cares for and assists the families of veterans killed in action.

Jeff received a Master of Arts from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy.


Veterans in Global Leadership 2017 Opening Reception at

Healey Family Student Center
Tondorf Road Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20007


Later Event: July 27
2017 Flagship Seminar