Stanley McChrystal to Retire, Scott McChrystal Preaches On
Never one to miss a controversy, the media is expressing shock that “the Army” would let only three hand-picked journalists attend General Stanley McChrystal’s retirement, scheduled this Friday. They fail to fully understand that a military retirement is not a government ceremony, and the retiree can do as much or as little as he chooses, and invite whomever he pleases.
A military article also notes the continuing ministry of his brother, Chaplain (Colonel) Scott McChrystal, US Army (retired). He recently spoke at a prayer breakfast at Fort Polk:
Chaplain (Maj) Zan Sellers…spoke of the importance of prayer breakfasts. “They’re a different way to give the Soldiers some added encouragement and maybe words of wisdom,” said Sellers, “a way to help our Soldiers.”
The article also noted McChrystal’s book, Daily Strength for the Battle, which was “designed with the Soldier in mind:”
Its dimensions conform to the breast pocket of the battle dress uniform and its messages are broken into small pieces to be read and understood in a matter of minutes.
The book is available from a dedicated website.