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Petraeus to speak at NACDS Foundation dinner
September 9th, 2013
NEW YORK – Gen. David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner to be held here on December 3.
Marking its 15th anniversary this year, the dinner and contributions from the foundation’s benefactors help to advance evidence-based research and related medication management and educational initiatives that benefit patients, improve outcomes and advance public health.
“As a patriot and defender of America’s freedom, we are delighted that Gen. Petraeus will address the benefactors of the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner later this year,” said NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger. “It is an honor to present such a distinguished speaker in recognition of the tremendous commitment that the NACDS Foundation’s benefactors demonstrate at this important event and throughout the year.”
Born and raised in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., Patreus graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1974 and was commissioned as an infantry officer. He later earned degrees in international relations from Princeton University.
Petraeus’ 37-year military career included service in Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. After 9/11, he was deployed for nearly seven years, culminating his career with six straight commands, five of which were in combat.
Following his second deployment in Iraq, Petraeus took command of the U.S. Central Command, overseeing operations of all U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central and South Asia. He later took command of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Army, he was director of the CIA.