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IN SECOND PRO-MILITARY AD FOR VOTEVETS.ORG SERIES, FORMER COMMANDER IN IRAQ, MAJOR GENERAL (ret.) PAUL D. EATON DECLARES, “MR PRESIDENT, YOU WEREN’T LISTENING… YOU’RE STILL NOT LISTENING… IF YOU WON’T LISTEN, CONGRESS MUST.”
Major General (ret.) Paul D. Eaton is the second former commander on the ground in Iraq to declare that the President did not listen to his commanders, and is still not listening, when it comes to the war in Iraq. This comes on the heels of an ad that shook the political world last week, when former Iraq commanding general, Major General (ret.) John Batiste became the first former commander from the war to take to the paid airwaves to say the same thing.
Major General Paul D. Eaton (Ret.) recently retired from the US Army after more than 33 years service. His assignments include Infantry command from the company to brigade levels, command of the Infantry Center at Fort Benning and Chief of Infantry. His most recent operational assignment was Commanding General of the command charged with reestablishing Iraqi Security Forces 2003-2004, where he built the command and established the structure and infrastructure for the Iraqi Armed Forces. He is a 1972 graduate of West Point, son of a West Point Air Force fighter pilot, long an MIA from the Vietnam War; remains recently identified and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is married to PJ Eaton, an Army veteran and daughter of a Naval Academy graduate career Marine. He is father to a daughter and two sons, both Soldiers, one a Military Intelligence Specialist, one an Infantry Captain.