Meet the Major General Tapped to Lead Iraq Mission

Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard has been tapped to lead the advise-and-assist mission in Iraq, NBC News reported. While in Iraq, Pittard will be the joint forces land component commander, who is tasked with overseeing the 300 U.S. troops dispatched to offer training and intelligence support to the Iraqi military, which has failed to halt ISIS militants' advance toward Baghdad. Click through to read more about Maj. Gen. Pittard.

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