Lieutenant General (R) Mick Bednarek To Develop Inspirational Leadership at Organizations Around the World
LRN, a leader in Ethics & Compliance knowledge solutions and advisory services, announced today that recently retired three-star Lieutenant General (R) Mick Bednarek will join its Advisory Practice.
In an advisory role, Lieutenant General Bednarek will bring valuable perspectives and leadership experience gained over his nearly 40 years of military service to the LRN partner community, where he will contribute to LRN’s work in values-based leadership development. .
“Mick’s admirable journey of service and commitment to values-based leadership fit authentically with LRN’s core mission of fostering ethical cultures and inspiring principled performance in organizations,” said Dov Seidman, CEO and Founder of LRN.
Lieutenant General Bednarek retired from the U.S. Army in 2015. He has served in a wide variety of senior command and staff positions in the United States, Middle East, Europe, and the Pacific. He has commanded at every echelon, from company to Army level, culminating in command of First United States Army, responsible for the training and readiness of our Nations Guard and Reserve Forces for worldwide deployment.
Most recently, he served 26 months as the Senior Defense Official in Iraq and Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation in Baghdad. In this capacity he coordinated Security Cooperation and Security Assistance activities to strengthen the strategic partnership and promote a unified, democratic, stable, self-reliant, and regionally integrated Iraq.
During his 26 months there, Iraq witnessed the fragile stability of institutional security, a democratic national election, the invasion of ISIL and collapse of the Iraqi Security Forces, the transition of government, and the initiation of the Combined Joint Task Force in support of the global coalition for the ongoing war fight.
“In my four decades of service, whether leading teams of 50 or tens of thousands, I’ve learned that inspiring people to do the right thing is the key to success. At LRN, I look forward to collaborating on this values-based approach to help make great organizations even better,” said Bednarek.
Lieutenant General Bednarek’s awards and decorations include two Defense Superior Service Medals, six awards of the Legion of Merit, the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, and multiple other individual and unit level awards.
He and his wife Holly currently reside in Arlington Virginia.