“General Peter Chiarelli served in the army for nearly 40 years, including as the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army. In that role, he was responsible for the day‐to-day operations of the Army active and reserve soldiers.
As commander of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Chiarelli coordinated the actions of all four military services and was responsible for the everyday combat operations of more than 147,000 U.S. and Coalition troops. He was also the Senior Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from March 2007 to August 2008. Chiarelli pioneered efforts to restore government, economic stability, and essential services during two tours in Iraq.
Chiarelli retired from the Army in 2012 and has since moved into the role of CEO of One Mind for Research. Co-founded by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and mental health advocate Garen Staglin, One Mind (currently a division of the non-profit International Mental Health Research Organization) is an independent, non-profit organization bringing together health care providers, researchers, academics, and representatives of the health care industry with the goal of rapidly developing better diagnostics, treatments, and cures for all illnesses and disorders of the brain. As CEO, Chiarelli continues his advocacy for eliminating the stigma associated with Service Members and Veterans seeking and receiving the assistance they need for the treatment of the invisible wounds of war: Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).”