Craig Mullaney joined Ustream, the world's leading live broadcast
network, in 2011. As senior vice president for content, strategy and
operations, he oversees media partnerships, programming, corporate
strategy and operations.
Mullaney previously led the operations, planning and strategy
portfolio at Development Innovation Ventures, a venture capital fund
within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that
identifies, tests and scales breakthrough innovations to core challenges
throughout the developing world. He also served as the senior adviser
to the administrator, Dr. Rajiv Shah, on Afghanistan and Pakistan. In
2010, Devex named Mullaney a "40 Under 40 International Development
Before joining USAID, Mullaney served at the Pentagon in the office
of the Secretary of Defense as the principal director for Afghanistan,
Pakistan and Central Asia policy and as the chief of staff for the
Department of Defense transition team. Prior to joining the Department
of Defense, he was on the national security policy staff of President
Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
Mullaney graduated second in his class from the U.S. Military
Academy. After completing Ranger School, he continued to the University
of Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship and earned master's degrees in
diplomatic and economic history.
In 2003, Mullaney led an infantry rifle platoon along the hostile
border between Afghanistan and Pakistan with the 10th Mountain Division
as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Operating along a range from
humanitarian assistance to combat engagements against al-Qaeda, his
platoon earned the most combat decorations in the division. Following
his return to the U.S., Mullaney joined the elite 3rd Infantry Regiment,
"The Old Guard," in Arlington, Va., responsible for Arlington National
Cemetery burials, the Tomb of the Unknowns and defense of the National
Mullaney served a three-year appointment to the history faculty of
the U.S. Naval Academy and led the international scholarships program to
institutional and national record levels of success. His 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 the
Charlie Rose Show, the CBS Early Show, BBC World News America, National
Public Radio, the Colbert Report and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Mullaney is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.