Peter Schoomaker
Chief of staff of the United States Army
Peter Schoomaker
Peter Jan Schoomaker is a retired four-star general of the United States Army and served as the 35th Chief of Staff of the United States Army from August 1, 2003 to April 10, 2007. Schoomaker's appointment as Chief of Staff was unique in that he was recalled and came out from retirement to assume the position. Schoomaker voluntarily retired from the Army for the second time in 2007 after completing the full four-year term as Chief of Staff.
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Ein General geht unter die Spione - Basler Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Es folgten Einsätze in Bosnien, Haiti und 2003 schliesslich ein Kommandoposten im Irak. Petraeus erinnert sich noch an den damaligen Marschbefehl. «Rüttel das Heer wach», habe ihm General Peter Schoomaker damals gesagt. Heute ist Petraeus mit sich im
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Petraeus Verlaat Leger Na 37 Jaar Voor Een CIA-Head - OfficialWire
Google News - over 5 years
Hij herinnert zich de marcherende volgorde hij uit het leger 's stafchef, generaal Peter Schoomaker, kreeg voordat hij naar zijn Fort Leavenworth opdracht in 2005. " 'Shake up het leger, Dave, ' 'de chef tegen hem. "En we hebben ons best gedaan
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Petraeus's Next Battle - Newsweek
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Schoomaker, sent him to run the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., with a simple instruction: “Shake up the Army, Dave.” And so Petraeus did. The Combined Arms Center is the nerve center for training and development
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专家:美军模块化改革对炮兵所产生影响出乎意料 - 中国网
Google News - over 5 years
为了在全陆军快速地推行他的转型远景规划,拉姆斯菲尔德绕过了许多的现役将军,转而选择了退休的彼得舒马克(Peter Schoomaker)出任陆军最高长官,就职业而言,彼得舒马克是一名特种作战部队(SOF)的军官。具有特种作战
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This Week at War: Rumsfeld's Revenge - by Robert Haddick - Foreign Policy
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Schoomaker, who had spent most of his career in special operations, out of retirement to be Army chief of staff. Charged with implementing Rumsfeld's vision, Schoomaker's most notable innovation was the Army's conversion from the large division
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Removal of key army, police officials a common practice globally - The News International
Google News - over 5 years
In 2005, another US General, Kevin Byrnes, was officially relieved of command after 36 years of military service, for disobeying an order from the then Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker. In 2009, General David McKiernan was fired as the American
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Pre-9/11 troops could get combat badge - Ocala
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Schoomaker, then the service's chief of staff. Soldiers must also not be assigned or attached to a unit that would qualify them for other decorations granted specifically to infantryman, or combat medics who serve in infantry or Special Forces
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US-Elitesoldaten: Navy Seals verfluchen ihren Ruhm nach Osamas Tod - WELT ONLINE
Google News - almost 6 years
Es war, wie General Peter Schoomaker, Kommandeur der US-Spezialtruppen in den 90er-Jahren, sagte: „als ob man einen brandneuen Ferrari in der Garage hat, und niemand will ihn ins Rennen schicken, aus Furcht, er könnte eine Delle in der Stoßstange
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Bin Laden raid's lone glitch could be headache for US military - CNN (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
At the same 2004 briefing about the cancellation of the Comanche, then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker said, "much of what we've gained out of Comanche we can push forward into the tech base for future joint rotorcraft kinds of capabilities
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Chopper crash could become headache - CNN International
Google News - almost 6 years
Peter Schoomaker said, "much of what we've gained out of Comanche we can push forward into the tech base for future joint rotorcraft kinds of capabilities as we look further out." The helicopter in question was left on the ground at the al Qaeda
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In SEAL Team Six success, lessons from 'horrible night' in Iran 30 years ago - Christian Science Monitor
Google News - almost 6 years
It also shaped the formation of some of the Pentagon's top officers, including former Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker, who was part of the attempted Iranian hostage rescue as a Delta Force operator. “He was on the ground that night,” says Mr
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Soldiers Testify Over Poor Care At Walter Reed
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Members of Congress heard wrenching testimony on Monday from wounded soldiers treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and contrite promises from top Army officials to correct the conditions there. The general who most recently commanded Walter Reed, a premier military hospital in Washington, and the Army's surgeon general accepted responsibility
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Strained, Army Looks to Guard For More Relief
NYTimes - over 10 years
Strains on the Army from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become so severe that Army officials say they may be forced to make greater use of the National Guard to provide enough troops for overseas deployments. Senior Army officers have discussed that analysis -- and described the possible need to use more members of the National Guard -- with
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March of Folly
NYTimes - over 10 years
Since those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it -- and since the cast of characters making pronouncements on the crisis in the Middle East is very much the same as it was three or four years ago -- it seems like a good idea to travel down memory lane. Here's what they said and when they said it: ''The greatest thing to come out
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Pentagon Rethinking Manual With Interrogation Methods
NYTimes - over 10 years
Under pressure from Congress and some of its own senior generals, the Pentagon is backing away from including a classified set of interrogation techniques in a new Army field manual, Pentagon and Senate officials said Tuesday. The Defense Department is also expected to drop a plan to have one set of interrogation methods for detainees that the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Schoomaker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 61
    Schoomaker voluntarily retired from the Army for the second time in 2007 after completing the full four-year term as Chief of Staff.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to his last assignment, Schoomaker spent over 30 years in a variety of assignments with both conventional and special operations forces – he is the first Special Forces-trained Army Chief of Staff and the second to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff (General Henry H. Shelton was the first, when he served as Chairman). His brother, Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, was the 42nd Surgeon General of the United States Army.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 51
    His most recent assignment prior to assuming duties as the Army Chief of Staff was as Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, from November 1997 to November 2000.
    More Details Hide Details According to the 9/11 Commission, Schoomaker wanted to take action against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan using his special operators but was unable to gain approval for the mission. After his retirement from active duty, Schoomaker served as a Director for DynCorp, as well as on the advisory boards of Camber Corporation and EWA-Government Systems Inc. Concurrently, Schoomaker was the Director of CAE USA Inc. (from November 2007 to February 2009), where he still serves a member of the Human Resources Committee as well as an independent director and consultant on defense matters. Schoomaker is also currently a Director of Aeroflex Incorporated and several private and non-profit companies, including the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 48
    General Schoomaker served as the Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command from July 1994 to August 1996, followed by command of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina through October 1997.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 39
    From August 1985 to August 1988, General Schoomaker commanded another squadron of the 1st SFOD-D. Following the National War College in Washington, D.C., he returned to command Delta Force from June 1989 to July 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, General Schoomaker served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, followed by a tour in the Headquarters, Department of the Army staff as the Deputy Director for Operations, Readiness and Mobilization.
  • 1983
    Age 37
    In August 1983, he returned to Fort Bragg, to serve as Special Operations Officer, J-3, Joint Special Operations Command.
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  • 1978
    Age 32
    From 1978 to 1981, he commanded a squadron of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta (1st SFOD-D), commonly known to the public as "Delta Force", at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details Following a year at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, General Schoomaker served as the Squadron Executive Officer, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 23
    After attending East Lansing High School, Schoomaker graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education administration.
    More Details Hide Details A football player, he was a starter on Wyoming's Sugar Bowl team. He holds a Master of Arts degree in management from Central Michigan University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Hampden–Sydney College. Schoomaker participated in numerous deployment operations including Eagle Claw in Iran, Urgent Fury in Grenada, Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Southwest Asia, Uphold Democracy in Haiti, and supported various other operations. After being commissioned as a second lieutenant after participating in the ROTC program at the University of Wyoming, he went to the Armor School at Fort Knox. Schoomaker soon became a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander with 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry, and a Cavalry Troop Commander with 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany. He then served in Korea as the S-3 Operations Officer of 1st Battalion, 73rd Armor, 2nd Infantry Division.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 0
    Schoomaker was born on February 12, 1946 in Michigan.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised in an army family.
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