As University of Texas System Chancellor from 2015 to 2018, Adm. McRaven led one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education. His ambitious vision for the UT System included brain health as a top priority in his “Quantum Leaps” initiative.
Previously, he served as commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, leading 69,000 men and women with responsibility for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. During this time, he created the Preservation of the Force and Family initiative to ensure the mental, spiritual and physical well-being of those who serve, as well as that of their families. He retired from the military in 2014 as a U.S. Navy four-star admiral.
Georgeann dedicated nearly four decades to serving military families and wounded warriors. She has invested countless hours in projects benefitting veterans and supporting military families, including her involvement with the Preservation of the Force and Families initiative as well as the Care Coalition, which helps wounded warriors and the families of the fallen.
The McRavens are the 2018 recipients of the Center for BrainHealth and Brain Performance Institute’s Legacy Award, which annually recognizes individuals who have advanced the exploration of the human mind. They have graciously joined The BrainHealth Project to serve as national spokespersons.
Read the recent article in the Dallas Morning News
Navy Hero and His First Mate Make Brain Health Their Special Ops
Admiral (ret.) William McRaven and his wife Georgeann speak about their commitment to BrainHealth and their role as national spokespeople for The BrainHealth Project with the Dallas Morning News.