Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Should General Petraeus Get a Fifth Star?

Last week combat veterans suggested that General Petraeus should be awarded a fifth star - an extremely rare honor that hasn't happened in many decades.

Many feel that Petraeus should receive this promotion in honor of his outstanding leadership and service in the War Against Terrorism, as well as the troops he has led.

The five star club is very elite - only nine other individuals have earned it including generals Dwight Eisenhower, John Pershing, George Marshall, Admiral Chester Nimitz and Douglas MacArthur.

Petraeus took charge last year in Afghanistan and has won public praise for his efforts. A Facebook page has been created in support of the five star nomination effort but as of now, the House Armed Services Committee has reported that there are no plans to make this a priority.

What do you think - does Petraeus deserve a fifth star? While his accomplishments have been significant, should it be awarded after the War on Terror is won?

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