04/08/08 - Petraeus & Crocker Testify - Windows Media. FULL STREAMING VIDEO
Lieutenant General Petraeus was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1974. He has held leadership positions in airborne, mechanized, and air assault infantry units in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, including command of a battalion in the 101st Airborne Division and a brigade in the 82nd Airborne Division. In addition, he has held a number of staff assignments: Aide to the Chief of Staff of the Army; service as a battalion, brigade, and division operations officer; Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe; Chief of Operations of the United Nations Force in Haiti; and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Lieutenant General Petraeus was the General George C. Marshall Award winner as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Class of 1983. He subsequently earned MPA and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and later served as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the US Military Academy. He also completed a fellowship at Georgetown University.
Awards and decorations earned by General Petraeus include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the State Department Superior Honor Award, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, and the Gold Award of the Iraqi Order of the Date Palm. He is a Master Parachutist and is Air Assault and Ranger qualified. He has also earned the Combat Action Badge and French, British, and German Jump Wings. In the fall of 2005, he was recognized by the U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s 25 Best Leaders.
LTG Petraeus and his wife have two children, a son and a daughter.
Last Reviewed: September 25, 2006
- UPDATE: 09/10/07 - General Petraeus the Situation in Iraq VIDEO - General Petraeus: Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq - Part One. FULL STREAMING VIDEO, file is real media format running time is 2:51:10. House Joint Hearing on the Petraeus Report - Part Two (9/10/2007) FULL STREAMING VIDEO, file is real media format running time is 3:17:37. Full PDF of Gereal Petraeus's opening statement and 13 charts.
- UPDATE: 01/23/07, Senate Committee, Iraq Commander (Lieutenant General David H. Petraeus) Nomination Hearing, Armed Services, Carl Levin , D-MI, David H. Petraeus , U.S. Army. File is real media format, running time is 4:00:23
- UPDATE: Freedom Journal Iraq - FULL STREAMING VIDEO, A daily news program produced by American Forces Network Iraq. The program focuses on military missions, operations and U.S. military forces in Iraq.
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