Here is a look at the life of David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Personal: Birth date: November 7, 1952
Birth place: Cornwall, New York
Birth name: David Howell Petraeus
Father: Sixtus Petraeus, Danish-born sea captain
Mother: Miriam (Howell) Petraeus
Marriage: Holly (Knowlton) Petraeus (July 6, 1974-present)
Children: Anne; Stephen
Education: U.S. Military Academy - West Point, B.S., 1974; Princeton University, M.P.A., International Relations, 1985; Princeton University, Ph.D., International Relations, 1987
Other Facts: Responsible for the Operation Iraqi Freedom "troop surge" in 2007, increasing levels of enlisted personnel in Iraq to 150,000.
Growing up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, friends nicknamed Petraeus "Peaches."
Timeline: 1974 - Is commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from West Point.
1975-1979 - Platoon leader, adjutant, 1st Battalion, 509th Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy.
1979-1982 - Commander, then aide de camp, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
1985-1987 - Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
1987-1988 - Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO, Brussels, Belgium.
1989 - Serves as aide to the Army's chief of staff.
1991 - Is shot in the chest during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
1991-1993 - Commander, 3d Battalion of the 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
1995-1997 - Commander, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.
2000 - Breaks his pelvis during a parachute jump.
2000-2001 - Chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corps., U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
2000 - Is promoted to brigadier (one star) general.
2001-2002 - Serves in Bosnia as the assistant chief of staff for military operations of the NATO Stabilization Force.
2002-2004 - Commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division U.S. Army, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.