LTG Petraeus (updated)

You should at least note that the author [of The Right Stuff], Frederick J. Chiaventone, works under LTG Petraeus.  LTG Petraeus is the Commandant of the US Army Command and General Staff College where Frederick J. Chiaventone works.  A friend of the general Frederick J. Chiaventone may be, but he is not exactly an impartial friend.  The partial in the article of LTG Petraeus as a "muddy boots soldier" is not entirely accurate. He is much more than a simple soldier.  I have attached his bio for reference on this fact.He has spent two years in Iraq, not "years on end".  A great deal of his time as a field grade officer was spent teaching or in formal education. (See his Bio.) After a year as a student of CGSG he went on to earn a masters and PH.D, and did a fellowship.  Then he taught at WestPoint for three years.  That is 8 years of out of the operational military.  It is very uncommon for a general to have that much time out...(Read Full Post)