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David Petraeus

David PetraeusAKA David Howell Petraeus

Born: 7-Nov-1952
Birthplace: Cornwall on Hudson, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CIA Director, 2011-12

Military service: US Army (1974-)

Served in the U.S. Army from 1974-2011, and saw his first combat action in 2003, commanding the 101st Airborne Division in the capture of Baghdad. In 2004 he was assigned responsibility for training and equipping Iraq's military and police. From 2007-08 he was in command of all American troops in Iraq, and in 2008 he took charge of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), overseeing U.S. military operations in twenty nations. From 2010-11 he was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. In 2011 he was named Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency. In 2012 he resigned that post amidst revelations of an extramarital affair, and he later pled guilty to mishandling classified materials, admitting that he had passed classified information to his mistress.

Shot in the chest in a 1991 training accident, his life was saved when emergency surgery was performed by Dr and future Senator Bill Frist.

Father: Sixtus Petraeus
Wife: Holly Knowlton (m. 1974, one son, one daughter)
Son: Stephen Petraeus
Mistress: Paula Broadwell (admitted as grounds for resigning as CIA director)

    High School: Cornwall Central High School, Cornwall on Hudson, NY (1970)
    University: BS, US Military Academy, West Point (1974)
    University: US Army Command and General Staff College (1983)
    University: MPA, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University (1985)
    University: PhD, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University (1987)

    CIA Director (6-Sep-2011 to 9-Nov-2012)
    US Defense Department Cmdr., US Forces Afghanistan (2010-2011)
    Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM (2008-10)
    US Defense Department Commander, Multi-National Force, Iraq (2007-08)
    US Defense Department Commander, US Army Combined Arms Center (2005-07)
    US Defense Department Commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq (2004-05)
    US Defense Department Commander, 101st Airborne Division (2003-04)
    US Defense Department Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg (2000-01)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Army Commendation Medal
    Bronze Star
    Defense Distinguished Service Medal
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Legion of Merit
    Shot: Accidental 1991 (live-fire exercise)
    Mishandling Classified Materials gave classified material to his biographer-mistress Paula Broadwell (pled guilty Mar-2015)
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer, Skydiving

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