During the Obama Administration, Craig served as a senior advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and at the Pentagon. Previously, Mullaney was on the national security policy staff of President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Mullaney graduated second in his class from the United States Military Academy. After completing Army Ranger School, he attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and earned master’s degrees in diplomatic and economic history from Lincoln College. As an Army infantry officer in the 10th Mountain Division, Mullaney led a platoon in combat along the hostile border between Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mullaney’s military decorations include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge.
Mullaney is the author of the 2009 New York Times bestseller The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education. He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, BBC World News America, National Public Radio, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Craig is a founding advisory board member of With Honor, an adjunct fellow of the Pell Center of International Relations, a member of All Saints Church, and a delegate to the US-Japan Leadership Program. As a public speaker he has addressed audiences and clients ranging from Harvard Business School, Villanova, and Princeton to J.P. Morgan and USAA. He resides with his wife and three children in Bethesda, Maryland.
After graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point, Craig Mullaney (co-author of “The road to digital leadership,” Page 61) attended US Army’s Ranger School, a course legendary for testing soldiers’ mental and physical limits. The following excerpt is from his best-selling memoir of his experiences as a student
28 June 2017
During the 10 days that Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, was captured and held hostage in Tanzania, an extraordinary thing happened. Throngs of everyday Tanzanians, many struggling with poverty, poured into the streets and took to social media to pray for his release.
By Craig Mullaney
04 June 2019