Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia & CENTCOM Commander

General John Abizaid most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after a highly distinguished 34-year career in the U.S. Army. GEN Abizaid rose from infantry platoon leader to four-star general in the U.S. Army and became the longest-serving commander of United States Central Command. In 2015, he was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he commanded units at every level, serving in Grenada, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.