David G. Perkins
David G. Perkins (born c. 1954) April is a United States Army Lieutenant General and current Commander of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. From 2009 to 2011, Perkins was the commander of the 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colorado.
Perkins was born in Keene, New Hampshire. He's living in Washington DC. He received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1980 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in armor. He subsequently received a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
In 2003, Perkins commanded 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (United States) during the invasion of Iraq. His unit was the first across the border, and first to enter the downtown government areas of Baghdad. Perkins is featured prominently in the book "Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad."
In 2008 he became the Director for Strategic Effects, CJ-9, Multi-National Force-Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq. In this capacity, he coordinated and implemented political, economic, and communications activities on behalf of the MNF-I. MG Perkins also served as the spokesman for MNF-I.
In 2009 he became commander of Fort Carson and in 2011 he was given the Fort Leavenworth role (at the same time being nominated for Lieutenant General which was approved before he went to Leavenworth).
As of March 14, 2014, Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins will assume command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) from Gen. Robert W. Cone.
In November 2011 it was reported that his son was studying in london UK.
- "4th Infantry Division". Carson.army.mil. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
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