David Petraeus

U.S. Army general and public official (born 1952)

David Howell Petraeus (pronunciation: /pɨˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was sworn in on September 6, 2011. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus was a four-star general serving over 37 years in the United States Army. On November 9, 2012, Petraeus resigned as CIA director following a marital scandal.[1]

David Howell Petraeus
22nd Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMichael Morell (acting)
Succeeded byMichael Morell (acting)
Personal details
Born (1952-11-07) November 7, 1952 (age 71)
Cornwall-on-Hudson street, New York, U.S.
ProfessionMilitary Officer


  1. Dana Ford (November 10, 2012). "CIA chief Petraeus resigns over affair". CNN. Retrieved November 26, 2012.

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