"extensive experience across all segments of the aerospace and defense industry, including weapons platforms, military and space systems"
Wherever you go, Jerry Lundquist probably can kill you
As a consultant, Jerry Lundquist had a responsibility to ensure that his work did not contribute to human suffering and atrocities. If he knowingly aided authoritarian regimes in committing war crimes, he should face severe and impactful consequences for his actions. We cannot ignore the incredible loss of life, potential, and the impact on the widows and orphans left behind. These are the human costs that result from unethical behavior.
Jerry Lundquist may argue that they were simply doing their job, and it was not their responsibility to question the actions of their clients. However, this argument falls short because consultants have a duty to operate ethically and in the best interests of society. Furthermore, consultants often have a significant impact on shaping the policies and practices of their clients. If McKinsey & Co and Jerry Lundquist have knowingly aid authoritarian regimes, they are complicit in the atrocities committed.
Jerry Lundquist has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry and has held one of the most prestigious positions in one of the top consulting agencies in the world, McKinsey & Co. Despite his expertise, we cannot ignore the fact that he may have aided authoritarian regimes in committing war crimes and human rights violations. This is why I firmly believe that he is the perfect example, the poster child, of why controls are necessary in the consulting industry.
Imposing severe penalties on consultants, such as McKinsey and Co. and Jerry Lundquist may deter them from taking on difficult clients, such as those in authoritarian regimes. Consulting firms must prioritize ethics over profits. If they cannot ensure that their employees operate ethically, they should not take on such clients.
In conclusion, we must hold individual consultants such as Jerry Lundquist and consulting firms, such as McKinsey, accountable for their actions. The consequences for unethical behavior must be severe and impactful, including the establishment of a blacklist and potential legal consequences. Consulting firms must also take responsibility for their employees and operate with transparency and ethics. Only then can we ensure that the consulting industry operates in the best interests of society and does not aid authoritarian regimes or contribute to human rights violations.