David Petraeus’s first year at the CIA

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  1. lindy

    lindy Verified SOF Support

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  2. BravoOne

    BravoOne Always out front... Unverified

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    I must admit I have been pleasantly surprised. Initially I was like WTF? As much as you have to love GEN Petraues he is not an Intel type. Fortunately his SOF resume and leadership abilities gave him the bonafides to make it happen. I thought it might have went to a guy like Vickers though...
  3. Marauder06

    Marauder06 Intel Enabler Administrator

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    Petraeus has SOF credentials? I wasn't aware of that.
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  4. goon175

    goon175 Ranger Moderating Staff

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    I didn't know that either...
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  5. Deathy McDeath

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    I too thought that this was the case, but a quick look at his bio doesn't really show any SOF experience. Though he was the honor grad at Ranger school, for what its worth.
  6. Marauder06

    Marauder06 Intel Enabler Administrator

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    Maybe he's confusing Petraeus with McChrystal?
  7. BravoOne

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    Yeah lol. Two different Generals. My bad
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    (The Presidente was flowing freely)
  9. Etype

    Etype Special Forces Verified Sniper

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    McChrystal and McNeill were the only two ISAF commanders to have any US SOF experience. McNeill was in SF before they gave out tabs.

    You can't worry about that kind of thing with general officers though. If you used dress uniforms (minus rank) as resumes, the average SOF E-7 would have be much more impressive than some of the most formidable general officers- in impact awards, valor awards, purple hearts, deployments, specialty badges, etc.
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  10. Powder

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    Good read.

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