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Subject: Reasons Petraeus fell for Paula Broadwell Date: 11/21/2012 7:35 AM
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At Century High School in Bismarck, ND, Paula Broadwell excelled in and out of the classroom earning all state basketball honors, orchestra concert mistress, student council president, homecoming queen, and valedictorian.

At West Point, she had a dual major in systems engineering and political geography, ran cross-country and track, and competed in the high jump. She earned 12 varsity letters. Graduating number one in physical fitness in West Point’s Class of 1995, a class whose size numbers 1015 with 87% men, she selected Military Intelligence Corps and an initial posting to Korea to serve as a platoon leader on the DMZ.

Assignments followed in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. They included the command of an International Defense Intelligence Agency Document Exploitation Unit in Bosnia and as a senior intelligence and security officer for the largest Military Police Battalion in the Army based in Mannheim, Germany, sparking an interest in covert military operations.

As a senior Army Captain, Broadwell entered into the world of black operations but traded her active duty commission for one in the Army reserves when she become engaged to Scott Broadwell.


Recalled to active duty shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001, Broadwell was assigned as a special operations command intelligence planner in Europe. Her role included planning of strikes on counter-terrorist targets in Africa, the Caucuses region and Afghanistan. She expanded her physical skill by engaging in several self-defense and combative courses, and earning Airborne qualifications from four countries.


She returned to graduate school earning dual masters degrees in International Security and Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also studied Arabic and Middle Eastern culture at the University of Jordan in Amman.

She was the Deputy Director of the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies at Tufts University in 2006. The Center’s mission was to increase the understanding and competency of counter-terrorism professionals at various levels. When General David Petraeus assumed command of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq, the Jebsen Center provided his command group with robust research and analysis of counter-terrorism alternatives.

Paula’s research to support Gen. Petraeus led her to develop expertise in counter-terror financing, political risk analysis, social network modeling and the strategic leadership of national security organizations. It also inspired her to pursue a doctoral degree in organizational management. But as she got to know Petraeus, her interest in transformational leadership grew.

Successfully petitioning her doctoral advisors at Kings College War Studies Department at the University of London for a change, Paula’s dissertation became focused on adaptive leadership and the military leadership trajectory of Gen. David Petraeus.

She was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves in summer 2012. And, most important of all, she has big t!ts.
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