Curt Cronin was a U.S. Navy SEAL for 13 years. He was deployed 13 times and spent more than four years overseas. While at SEAL Team ONE, he deployed to the PACIFIC and CENTCOM areas of operation and commanded the personal security detail for the President of Iraq. During his six years at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Curt deployed to Iraq three more times and executed five deployments to embassies throughout the Gulf region as a strategic counter-terrorism advisor. Curt’s combat decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor, Bronze Star medal, and three Distinguished Meritorious Service Medals. He is currently a senior military fellow at the National Defense University and a partner and managing director for the McChrystal Group. Curt earned a B.S. in Chemistry at the United States Naval Academy, and is currently enrolled in a combined MBA program at the London School of Economics, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and the HEC School of Management in Paris.