Commander sees early results in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. commander of the multinational force in Iraq said Friday that the security plan in Baghdad is showing "some early results."

U.S. commander: Iraq can guard Parliament

BAGHDAD, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. general in command of the multinational force in Iraq said Friday Iraqi security forces are capable of guarding the Parliament building in Baghdad.

Iran accused again of interfering in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. general leading the multinational forces in Iraq said Friday that troops have continued to find caches of weapons made in Iran.

Fort Hood welcomes troops home

FORT HOOD, Texas, April 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of family and friends welcomed soldiers of the Army's 4th Infantry Division home to Fort Hood, Texas, with a patriotic all-day party Thursday. Country singer Randy Travis and a lineup of stars entertained the 16,000 troops after Maj. Gen. Ray Od

U.S. Army: 600 involved in capture

BAGHDAD, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Saddam Hussein relied on family and tribal ties in his home area of Tikrit to hide from coalition forces, Major Gen. Ray Odierno said Sunday in Baghdad.

U.S.: Iraqi intelligence improving

BAGHDAD, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. military commanders say the accuracy and amount of information received from Iraqis has risen 20-fold over the last five months.

U.S. captures several Saddam bodyguards

BAGHDAD, July 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army said Friday U.S. forces believe they have captured several of Saddam Hussein's personal bodyguards. Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno said the raid took place Thursday on a house south of Tikrit, Saddam's hometown.
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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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