Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley serves as special advisor to ASU President Michael Crow for leadership initiatives. Additionally, he serves at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He recently retired from the U.S. Army after more than 36 years of active military service, and was serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Accessions Command, at the time of his retirement. General Freakley was responsible for world-wide recruiting for the active duty and reserve components as well as overseeing the nation’s junior and college ROTC programs. Freakley’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star for Valor and ARCOM for Valor. He is an Eagle Scout and in 2010 was named the Education Policy Leader of the Year for the National Association for State Board Educators.
Master of Military Art and Science degree. School of Advanced Military Studies