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Dwight D. Eisenhower

45th President of the United States
Incumbent
Assumed office January 20, 2017
Vice President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Harry Truman
Personal details
Born October 14, 1954
Denison, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse Mamie Geneva Doud
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Professions Military Officer
Religion Lutheran
Military service
Branch United States Army
Years of service 1976–2015
Rank General
Commands held Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (born October 14, 1954) is the 45th and current President of the United States.

Eisenhower is the third of five sons of David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Eisenhower (née Stover), he was born in Denison, Texas, and raised in Abilene, Kansas. His father was originally a locomotive mechanic in Denison and later became a general store owner in Abilene. After Eisenhower graduated from Abilene High School in 1972, he went on to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from West Point in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. While at West Point, Eisenhower decided to become an infantry officer. Upon completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course, he attended the U.S. Army Air Assault School. Eisenhower was then assigned to the 101st Airborne Division as a rifle platoon leader within the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment.

Shortly after arriving at Fort Campbell, he met and starting dating Clarksville, Tennessee local Mamie Geneva Doud. On June 10, 1978, the two were married. Eventually, Eisenhower rose to the position of company executive officer. After being promoted to Captain, he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and was then made a company commander. In 1983, Eisenhower was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division and elevated to the position of battalion logistics officer for 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment. He was made battalion operations officer after his promotion to Major in 1986. After earning a Master of Military Art and Science at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1990, Eisenhower was assigned to 4th Infantry Division as the executive officer of 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment. He became the commander of 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment after his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 1992. Upon graduating from the United States Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies in 1998, Eisenhower was promoted to Colonel and made commander of the 8th Infantry Regiment.

In 2003, he became the 1st Infantry Division deputy commander for operations after his promotion to Brigadier General. Eisenhower later served as the Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School. He was made commander of the 1st Infantry Division after being promoted to Major General in 2005 and then became the deputy commanding general of United States Army Europe in 2007. After being promoted to Lieutenant General in 2008, Eisenhower became commanding general of United States Army Europe. In 2010, he was appointed to the position of United States Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee. In 2011, Eisenhower was nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate for the position of Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Upon his promotion to General, he was sworn as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. In 2012, Eisenhower was nominated and confirmed for the dual post of commander of the United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations.

In May of 2015, he retired from the United States Army after thirty-nine years of service. In June 16, 2015, Eisenhower announced that he was running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency. He won the Republican presidential primaries; defeating Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Governor Earl Warren of California, and former Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota. Eisenhower chose Senator Richard Nixon of California as his vice-presidential running mate. In the general election, his opponent was Governor of Illinois Adlai Ewing Stevenson II. On November 8, the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket won the presidential election in a landslide.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts at noon on January 20, 2017.

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