Retired four-star general and current CIA director David Patraeus will visit the University of Louisville Monday.
Patraeus’s biography reads like a primer on modern military history. He was commander of the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003. After the invasion, he led the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq. From there, he became head of the Multinational Force, commanding military operations in Iraq.
In 2008, he became head of the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in many countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt. In 2010, President Obama appointed Patraeus as head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. A year later, Patraeus retired and was made CIA Director.
Patraeus will speak to an invitation-only crowd at U of L at Comstock Hall. He is a guest of the McConnell Center.