Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was an unlikely dissident, with little in his past to suggest that he would buck his superiors and push the U.S. military in radically new directions.
As the No. 2 Commander in Iraq, Raymond Odierno Challenged the Military Establishment, Pressing for More Troops and a Long-Term Strategy to Guide Them:
Note that Gen. Odierno's son was seriously injured while fighting in Iraq...
General Patraeus and General Odierno are 'LEAD From the FRONT ' officers!