Jeff Eggers is the Executive Director of the McChrystalGroup Leadership, where he leads research and advises private and public sector clients on leadership behavior and organizational performance. Jeff is also an executive leadership coach, a senior fellow at New America researching the behavioral and cognitive science of decision making, and an advisor to the Geneva-based Centre for
Humanitarian Dialogue where he assists with international conflict mediation efforts.
In government, Jeff served as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and worked at the White House in 2006-2007 and again 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 a solution to the political crisis following the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan.
Jeff retired from the Navy in 2013, serving over 20 years as a combat veteran Navy SEAL. Jeff served in the military as Special Assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, 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.