How did former CIA director David Petraeus rise from army officer to chief spymaster? Click through to see the string of promotions that brought Petraeus to the top.
- David Petraeus was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
- He graduated in the top 5 percent of his class at West Point in 1974, and married his wife, Holly, later that year.
- His career in the military spanned four decades, ascending from second lieutenant to major general by 2003.
Last week, his career came to a sudden and unceremonious end when he announced his resignation via the letter below, obtained by CNN: