The Pentagon announced today that Major General David Petraeus, the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division has been promoted to Lieutenant General and head of the new Office of Security Transition in Iraq.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President
has nominated Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus for appointment to the grade of lieutenant
general and assignment as chief, Office of Security Transition-Iraq. Petraeus is
currently serving as the commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
and Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell, Ky.
Petraeus was the central figure in Rick Atkinson’s new book In the Company of Soldiers about last year’s efforts by the 101st Airborne during the Iraq War and occupation. Pretty interesting individual. I wish him well in his new assignment.