Chris Fussell, McChrystal's Aide-de-Camp, shares an engaging antidote about the general's leadership style. One of the coalition forces lost a helicopter and went through a 72-hour stand down. A loss that big can create a lot of self doubt, so the general told Fussell, "Keep an eye that. The first time they're up in the air to go out on a mission, we're going out with them." They didn't make a big deal about it, but when the coalition force was ready to get back in the game, "the old man" rode along, very visibly showing his confidence in the team.