Yesterday, General David H. Petraeus, the senior-most U.S. commander in Iraq, spoke to Illinois and Chicago residents at the Union League Club of Chicago. The question and answer luncheon was put together by the club’s Public Affairs Committee and was attended by Chicago attorney Robert Kreisman.
A 1974 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, General Petraeus is went on to earn a MPA and Ph.D. degree in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. General Petraeus received his current appointment to the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) in October 2008 following his command of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq.
The General has received many awards during the course of his career and service, including two Defense Distinguished Medals, two Distinguished Service Medals, two Defense Superior Service Medals, four awards of the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal for valor.
General Petraeus started the luncheon with a brief statement and then took an assortment of questions from the audience. The discussion focused on the ongoing efforts by the U.S. in Afghanistan, Iraq, and across General Petraeus’s command. General Petraeus spoke as to his effort to foster cooperation with the U.S., respond to ongoing crises, and deter further aggression in an effort to promote stability and security in the Middle East. Of particular interest were all the General’s comments and insight into the challenges and difficulties he faces on a daily basis.
Personal injury attorney Robert Kreisman of Chicago’s Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Illinois personal injury lawsuits for over 30 years, serving those areas in and around Cook County, including Chicago, Evanston, Blue Island, and Cicero.
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