By North America correspondent Lisa Millar
Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009 1:20pm AEDT
Updated Wed Nov 4, 2009 1:38pm AEDT
John Faulkner presents the honorary Order of Australia to General David Petraeus. (ABC News: Lisa Millar)
The American General who led coalition forces in Iraq during the surge has been presented with an honorary Order of Australia.
The head of US Central command, David Petraeus, was appointed an honorary officer of the Order of Australia at a ceremony in Washington.
The four-star general was nominated for his leadership of coalition forces in Iraq for 18 months from January 2007.
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