COL Raymond T. Odierno


General Raymond T. Odierno

Another 3d Armored DIVARTY Commander (XO) to advance to the rank of full General. In a change of command ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, in July 2008, LT GEN Raymond T. Odierno turned over command of III Corps and will become the top commander in Iraq replacing General David Patreus. With this command he will be receiving his fourth star, confirmed by Congress on July 10, 2008.

Odierno was Executive Officer of the 2d Battalion, 3d Artillery during Desert Storm and was then the DIVARTY Commander of 3d Armored Division prior to its deactivation.

Here are a couple of links with more information on General Odierno:

Joint Chiefs of Staff Web Site (as of March 1, 2005) He followed his Joint Chiefs assignment with the command of III Corps.

Fort Hood Sentinel Change of Command story.

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