Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, USA (Ret.)
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Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, USA (Ret.)

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (2011–2015)

A distinguished leader with a remarkable track record of success, General Raymond Odierno offers unparalleled insight on leadership in the 21st Century, tactics for mitigating risk and the current geopolitical and global economic landscape.

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Mitigating Risk in a Complex and Global Environment

Mitigating risk is one of the most challenging tasks that leaders at companies face at every level. With rapidly changing and unprecedented threats increasing in the cyber domain alone, globalization, with all of its benefits, has also fostered higher levels of uncertainty in businesses operating today more so now than ever before. In this presentation, audiences will not only be captivated by General Raymond Odierno’s remarks but will also gain valuable insight as he navigates these growing challenges and offers attendees fresh perceptions on topics from increasing cybersecurity threats to impactful and proven risk-management strategies drawn from an impressive career. With decades of experience serving in roles abroad, Odierno is keenly qualified to discuss the current geopolitical environment and the global economic landscape. His presentation is customized as appropriate to your industry and to suit the specific needs of your audience.

Leading to Succeed: How to Execute Your Vision

A proven leadership expert with a remarkable track record of success, General Raymond Odierno draws on broad experiences from a lifetime of service, most recently as the chief of staff of the United States Army, to divulge a wealth of knowledge to his audience. He is able to explore the topics most integral to the needs of your attendees—from the requisites of disciplined, organized structure and focus to valuable proficiencies concerning risk, crisis management and negotiation. Attendees will benefit from Odierno’s talk as he shares anecdotes and lessons learned from an extraordinary career, describing in detail what he believes are the key practices for successful execution of a vision under any circumstance. He also explores what it takes to not only succeed in a single mission but to consistently and effectively evolve triumphantly as a leader over time.

Developing Leaders for a Dynamic and Complex World

As chief of staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno developed and revitalized a dynamic leader development strategy for the Army in order to ensure our competitive advantage. Attendees will benefit from his vast experience and understanding of the characteristics of leadership necessary for any organization operating in the complex and dynamic environments of today. This includes navigating through change, understanding the interrelationships of the world dynamics, the importance of talent management and the fundamentals and characteristics of successful leaders.

Meet Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, USA (Ret.)


A distinguished leader with a remarkable track record of success, General Raymond Odierno offers unparalleled insight on leadership in the 21st Century, tactics for mitigating risk and the current geopolitical and global economic landscape.

Known for his instrumental role in defeating al-Qaida in Iraq and having led over 1,000,000 servicemen and women as the chief of staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno brings exceptional prestige and offers significant lessons learned from nearly four decades of proven leadership experience with an unmatched track record of success to his audiences. Odierno has dedicated his life to serving the United States and has gained remarkable expertise in a wide range of issues—from cybersecurity and risk management to acquisition and global crisis management. CEO Jamie Dimon said of bringing Odierno on board at JPMorgan Chase, where he currently serves as an advisor to the company on managing cybersecurity risks, “[Odierno’s] experience, vision and impressive track record of success when confronting overwhelming challenges will provide significant value to our leadership team.” When Odierno and his team left Iraq in 2010, the landscape had completely transformed. Civilian casualties had decreased by 70% and attacks on coalition forces were lower in number than had been seen in any of the four years prior. Previous roles served by Odierno include assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he was the primary military advisor to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Sharing his thoughts on the imperative roles discipline, structure and focus play in the execution of a leader’s vision, Odierno additionally provides indispensable insight on the complex and changing global landscape, critical to any company interested in evaluating the risks and opportunities of operating their business internationally.

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