FMR. principal advisor to President Barack Obama
Jeff Eggers, former Principal Advisor to President Barack Obama, National Security Advisor on U.S.
foreign policy and national security policy, & speaker at the WORLDWEBFORUM 2017
"I'm honored for the opportunity to participate in WORLDWEBFORUM and provoke thought on new models of leadership and organizational performance for the 21st century."
- Jeff Eggers
PRINCIPAL ADVISOR TO U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA PRIVATE CONSULTANT TO U.S. GOVERNMENT
EXTENSIVE COMBAT EXPERIENCE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AS U.S. NAVY SEAL
SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL SECURITY IN AFGHANISTAN & PAKISTAN
ANTI-TERROR SPECIALIST AT WHITE HOUSE
20 years of service U.S. Navy SEALs
Extensive experience as Navy SEAL combat veteran
With Navy SEALs from 1993-2013
Served as director for combating terrorism at the National Security Council
Fmr. Commander of the special operations task unit in Iraq
Operations officer & mission commander for the U.S. Navy's under sea special operations command
Principal Advisor to President Barack Obama
Took place during his service as Senior Director of National Security for Afghanistan & Pakistan
Execution of Osama Bin Laden and attack on Al-Qaeda
Former Principal Advisor to President Barack Obama in matters of national security
Senior Director of National Security for Afghanistan & Pakistan
WHAT DOES COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE TELL US ABOUT LEADING HIGH-STAKES TEAMS?
WHAT ARE THE SURPRISING TRUTHS ABOUT HIGH-PERFORMING SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAMS?
WHY DO WE PERPETUATE THE MYTH OF HEROIC LEADERS AND WHAT KIND OF LEADERS DO HEROIC TEAMS REALLY NEED?
Jeff Eggers speaking about leadership at Harvard University
Jeff Eggers at the Oval Office with President Obama
Jeff Eggers on CBSN: How to effectively respond to terrorism
Jeff Eggers serving in Afghanistan
Jeff Eggers in Afghanistan
Jeff Eggers with WORLDWEBFORUM CEO Fabian Hediger
Jeff Eggers is a senior advisor at the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm working with private and public sector clients. Jeff is also an executive coach and conducts research on organizational and human performance. He is a senior fellow at New America, an adjunct senior analyst with the RAND Corporation, and an advisor to the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue where he assists with international conflict mediation efforts.
In government, Jeff served most recently as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and worked at the White House from 2010 through early 2015. In 2014 President Obama presented Jeff with the Samuel Nelson Drew Award for “Distinguished Contribution in Pursuit of Global Peace” for his role in mediating the political crisis following the 2014 Afghan presidential elections.
Jeff retired from the Navy in 2013, serving over 20 years as a combat veteran Navy SEAL. Jeff served in the military as 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 currently serves on the board of a non-profit that cares for and assists the families of veterans killed in action. Jeff is also a member of the NationSwell Council, a forum for advancing innovative solutions to America’s most pressing challenges. He holds an M.A. from Oxford University and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.