Next Assignment For Retired General Petraeus Is At USC

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The next assignment for retired four-star general David Petraeus will be in the trenches of academia.

USC announced last week that the former CIA director is joining the faculty to teach classes and mentor ROTC members.

Petraeus, who holds a doctorate from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, said in a statement that USC is "a great university that prizes academic excellence."

It's the second teaching appointment for the hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Last month, City University of New York announced that he'll be joining the university as a visiting professor.

At USC, Petraeus will hold the title of Judge Widney Professor, which is named for the university's founder and is reserved for its eminent teachers.

Petraeus, 60, left the CIA in November after acknowledging an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

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