Plea deferred at general's court-martial

FORT BRAGG, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair deferred entering a plea Tuesday at his Fort Bragg, N.C., arraignment on charges including fraud and forcible sodomy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
By United Press International

Army plans global equipment realignment

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is planning a reshuffling of combat equipment around the globe to better position itself for current and future threats, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
By United Press International
U.S. Army rethinking training

U.S. Army rethinking training

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. military leaders are planning an Army where conventional units will be deployed in tandem with Special Forces, officials say.

Joint Forces Command to be cut in half

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Employees of the U.S. Joint Forces Command say they have been warned that about half its staff can expect to lose their positions.
Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

Meetings, gala speech on Obama's agenda

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Several closed-door meetings are on the Wednesday daily schedule for U.S. President Obama.

U.S. unlikely to resume Iraq combat role

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq suggested Sunday combat operations would resume only in the unlikely event of complete failure of Iraqi security forces.

General: Iraq ready to take over security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces are ready to take over security operations as the U.S. military prepares to end its combat mission, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said.
Odierno: Iraq drawdown on schedule

Odierno: Iraq drawdown on schedule

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said Wednesday U.S. forces in Iraq are on schedule to meet their 2011 drawdown target.

Rocket threat ups security at Iraq bases

BAGHDAD, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday that security at some bases is being beefed up because of reports of terrorist infiltration from Iran.
Election bodes well for troop withdrawal

Election bodes well for troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD, March 9 (UPI) -- Iraq's election success was such that the U.S. military still plans to pull nearly half of its combat troops this year, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said.

Iran seen as tightening grip on Iraq

BAGHDAD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Allegations by the top U.S. general in Iraq that two politicians who organized the blacklisting of 350 candidates for March 7 elections are linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has heightened concern that Tehran is tightening its grip as U.S. forces withdraw.

Odierno holds meetings on PKK in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Top Turkish government authorities met with U.S. Gen. Ray Odierno Wednesday to discuss the ongoing effort to counter the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
Odierno: Violence may alter Iraq pullout

Odierno: Violence may alter Iraq pullout

BAGHDAD, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. top commander in Iraq says increased violence could prevent combat troops from withdrawing from Baghdad as planned in August.
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Ray Odierno
Commander of U.S. forces in Iraq Gen. Ray Odierno salutes at the end of mission ceremony at the military Camp Echo in Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq on October 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ali Jasim)

Raymond T. Odierno (pronounced /oʊdiˈɛərnoʊ/; born September 8, 1954) is a United States Army general and the 38th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. Odierno most recently commanded United States Joint Forces Command from October 2010 until its disestablishment in August 2011. He served as Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq and its predecessor, Multi-National Force – Iraq, from September 2008 through September 2010. Prior to that, he served as Commanding General, III Corps, from May 2006 to May 2008. General Odierno is the twelfth American military officer to command at the Division, Corps, and Army level during the same conflict and only the second to have this honor since the Vietnam War. He assumed his current assignment on September 7, 2011.

Prior to commanding III Corps, he served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, where he was the primary military advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 3 November 2004 to 1 May 2006.

Odierno grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey, where he attended Morris Hills High School, followed by the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in June 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later received a Master of Science degree in nuclear effects engineering from the North Carolina State University and a Master of Arts degree national security and strategy from the Naval War College. In December 2010 he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from North Carolina State University. General Odierno is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

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