Pace calls for better interagency work

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- FORT LESLEY J. McNAIR, D.C., Aug. 9 (UPI) – In a convocation at the National War College Marine Gen. Peter Pace challenged students to improved governmental interagency cooperation.

Mullen: Iraq could be 'cauldron'

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman-nominee Michael Mullen Tuesday cautioned against a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Joint Chiefs nominee wary of Iran

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman-nominee Adm. Michael Mullen told his confirmation hearing Tuesday he is increasingly perturbed about Iran.

Snow sees hope for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Tony Snow says immigration reform can become reality once a "dozen or so" amendments are debated.

Pace to step down as head of Joint Chiefs

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday that he will recommend the nomination of Admiral Michael Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs. If he is nominated by President George Bush and confirmed by the Senate, Mullen will replace Gen. Peter P

Pentagon to open liaison office in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. armed forces will open an office in Belgrade in a bid to widen military cooperation with Serbia, Belgrade media said Wednesday.

Pace hopeful after trip to Mideast

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said he sees improvement in Iraq's Anbar province and signs that the Taliban is being turned back in Afghanistan.

Gates: U.S. commitment to Iraq 'long-term'

BAGHDAD, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates Friday told Iraqis the U.S. commitment to Baghdad is long-term but said U.S. troops would not stay indefinitely. "The United states sees Iraq as an important regional ally and a vital partner in the global war on terror

Iranian explosives found in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense announced the seizure in Afghanistan of weaponry and explosives allegedly made in Iran.

Report: Iraq war can be funded into July

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- A Congressional Research Service analysis says the Pentagon has enough money available to finance U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan through most of July.

Iraq, Afghanistan limit Army preparedness

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. troop and supply demands in Iraq and Afghanistan limit the military's ability to engage in another conflict, Pentagon officials told the U.S. Congress.

U.S. general: Homosexuality is immoral

CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of apologizing for remarks he made on gays in the military. Pace issued a statement Tuesday clarifying what he told the Chicago Tribune.

Pace: Iraqi forces getting better

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate hearing Tuesday Iraqi troops are getting better but they're not ready to take over.

U.S. governors gather for winter meeting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. governors are gathering in Washington for their first meeting since Democrats won control of Congress last November. The winter meeting of the National Governor's Association, which begins Saturday, will focus a large chunk of its time on how states

Snow: Don't give al-Qaida recruiting tool

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Tony Snow concedes "things" went wrong for the U.S. war effort in Iraq, appearing to reverse his stance of a few days ago.
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Peter Pace
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) speaks with the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Peter Pace, on Sept. 30, 2005 in Fort Myer, Virginia. General Peter Pace replaced Air Force General Richard B. Myers who stepped down today. (UPI Photo/Joe Raedle/POOL)

Peter Pace, M.S.C., (born November 5, 1945) is a former four-star general in the United States Marine Corps and served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first Marine appointed to the United States' highest-ranking military office. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Pace succeeded U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers on September 30, 2005. His other four-star assignments include being the 6th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2001 to August 12, 2005 and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command from September 8, 2000 to September 30, 2001.

The Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced on June 8, 2007, that he would advise the President not to renominate Pace for a second term. Pace stepped down as Chairman on October 1, 2007. He was replaced by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen. Pace retired from the Marine Corps on October 1, 2007.

Pace was born on November 5, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduating from Teaneck High School in 1963. He received his commission in June 1967, following graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. Pace currently resides in McLean, Virginia; he is married and has a son, Peter, and a daughter, Tiffany. Pace is Roman Catholic.

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