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Peter W. Chiarelli
""GEN Peter W Chiarelli.jpg
Born (1950-03-23) March 23, 1950 (age 68)
"Seattle, "Washington, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  "United States Army
Years of service 1972–2012
Rank ""US Army O10 shoulderboard rotated.svg "General
Commands held "Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
"Multi-National Corps – Iraq
"1st Cavalry Division
Battles/wars "Iraq War
Awards "Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)
"Army Distinguished Service Medal
"Defense Superior Service Medal
"Legion of Merit (3)
"Bronze Star

Peter W. Chiarelli (born March 23, 1950)[1] is a retired "United States Army "general who served as the 32nd "Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from August 4, 2008 to January 31, 2012. He also served as commander, "Multi-National Corps – Iraq under "General "George W. Casey, Jr.. He was the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense from March 2007 to August 2008. He retired from the "U.S. Army on January 31, 2012 after nearly 40 years of service, and was succeeded as Vice Chief of Staff by Gen. "Lloyd J. Austin III.


Early life and education[edit]

Chiarelli was born in Seattle, Washington on March 23, 1950. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of "Seattle University "Army ROTC. Chiarelli was commissioned a second lieutenant in September 1972. Throughout his career, he has served in Army units in the United States, Germany, and Belgium. He has commanded at every level from "platoon to "corps.


His first assignments were with the "9th Infantry Division at "Fort Lewis, including: support platoon leader for 3rd Squadron (Air), 5th Cavalry Regiment; squadron assistant intelligence staff officer (S-2); squadron intelligence staff officer (S-2); "troop executive officer; and "troop commander.[2]

Chiarelli's principal staff assignments were Operations Officer (G-3), 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Assistant and, later, Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander, Commander United States European Command at "SHAPE Headquarters, Mons, Belgium; and the Director of Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization (G-3/5/7) at Headquarters, Department of the Army.

He commanded a mechanized infantry battalion and a mechanized infantry brigade at "Fort Lewis, Washington; served as the assistant division commander for support in the "1st Cavalry Division at "Fort Hood, Texas; served as commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, and led it both in the "Iraq War and during "Operation Iraqi Freedom II; and served as commanding general of "Multi-National Corps – Iraq.

He holds a "Bachelor of Science degree in "political science from "Seattle University, a "Master of Public Administration degree from the "Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the "University of Washington, and a "Master of Arts degree in "national security strategy from "Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. "Naval Command and Staff College and the "National War College.

Chiarelli has worked to reduce suicide rates in the Army. Out of concerns for stigma, he began using the term posttraumatic stress, dropping the word "disorder" from the medical name "posttraumatic stress disorder. His term had subsequently become standard use in the armed forces, but was not taken up by the medical community. The name "posttraumatic stress injury" has been proposed by some psychiatrists in 2012, and is endorsed by Chiarelli.[3]

Chiarelli is currently CEO of One Mind, which is dedicated to benefiting all affected by brain illness and injury through fostering fundamental changes – using open science principles and creating global public-private partnerships among governmental, corporate, scientific and philanthropic communities – that will radically accelerate the development and implementation of improved diagnostics, treatments and cures – while eliminating the stigma that comes with mental illness. [4]

Awards and decorations[edit]

""Combat Action Badge.svg "Combat Action Badge
""Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.png "Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
""United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png "Army Staff Identification Badge
""1st Cavalry Division SSI (1921-2015).svg "1st Cavalry Division "Combat Service Identification Badge
""33rd Armor Regiment (insignia).jpg "33rd Armor Regiment "Distinctive Unit Insignia[5]
""ArmyOSB.jpg 4 "Overseas Service Bars
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with two bronze "oak leaf clusters)
""U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg "Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)
""Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg "Defense Superior Service Medal
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Legion of Merit (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
""Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg "Bronze Star Medal
""Defense Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg "Defense Meritorious Service Medal
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Meritorious Service Medal (with four bronze oak leaf clusters)
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Army Achievement Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
"" "Joint Meritorious Unit Award
""Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg "Army Superior Unit Award
""USA - DOS Distinguished Honor Award.png "Department of State Distinguished Honor Award
""Bronze star
""Bronze star
"National Defense Service Medal (with two bronze "service stars)
""Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg "Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
""Bronze star
""Bronze star
""Bronze star
"Iraq Campaign Medal (with three bronze service stars)
""Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg "Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
""Army Service Ribbon.svg "Army Service Ribbon
""""Award numeral 3.png "Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with "award numeral "3")
""NATO Medal Yugoslavia ribbon bar.svg "NATO Medal for Yugoslavia
""Noribbon.svg Unidentified
""Noribbon.svg Unidentified

The Hero of Military Medicine Award was presented May 4, 2011, to Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli for his efforts to help Soldiers with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. The "Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) presented the award at the "National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., during a HJF Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3) event.


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Preceded by
"Richard Cody
"Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
"Lloyd Austin
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