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Old 12-25-2007, 06:37 AM
DutchPhil DutchPhil is offline
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General George William Casey, Jr., USA (born July 21, 1948) is the 36th and current Chief of Staff of the United States Army. General Casey previously served as Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq from June 2004 to February 8, 2007. He assumed his current assignment on April 10, 2007.


General Casey was born in 1948, in Sendai, Japan. His father, George William Casey, was a West Point graduate who rose to the rank of Major General and served in three wars (the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War). His father commanded the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam and was killed on July 7, 1970 when his command helicopter crashed in South Vietnam enroute to a hospital to visit wounded U.S. soldiers.

General Casey grew up south of Boston, Massachusetts, in Scituate, Mass. and attended Boston College High School in Dorchester. After high school, he earned his bachelor of science in International Relations from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and received a master of the arts from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He was commissioned through Army ROTC in 1970 following graduation from Georgetown.

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General Casey is the 36th chief of staff of the United States Army and the former commanding general of the multi-national force in Iraq.

General Casey was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1970.

He attended Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service at the height of the Vietnam War in the late 1960's, and figured if he had to go to Southeast Asia, it would be better to go as an officer, Mrs. Casey said. So he joined the campus' R.O.T.C. program.;pagewanted=2
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