11 Top Post-9/11 Generals As Dogs

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Composite screenshot from Fetch!

This morning, the Today Show introduced the world to Fetch!, a new app to identify your breed of dog. Just for fun, the app also has a feature that uses facial recognition technology to match humans to a dog breed. Of course, just for fun, we decided to upload the faces of America’s most powerful military leaders. Behold, generals and admirals as lovable canines, man’s best friend. The app even offers descriptions of their attributes, which are strikingly accurate.


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Retired Army Gen. Stan McChrystal — Brussels Griffon

McChrystal retired from the Army in 2010 after commanding coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh — German Shepherd

Welsh currently serves as the Air Force Chief of Staff.

Retired Adm. Bill McRaven — Labrador Retriever

McRaven retired in 2014 as commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. The former Navy SEAL was the on-scene commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He now serves as Chancellor of the University of Texas system.

Retired Marine Gen. James Amos — Miniature Schnauzer

Amos retired as commandant of the Marine Corps in 2014. He was the first aviator to serve in that post.

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus — Irish Setter

Petraeus resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2012 after having previously commanded U.S. Central Command and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Marine Gen. Robert Neller — Boerboel

Neller currently serves as the commandant of the Marine Corps.

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford — Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Dunford currently serves as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and previously served as commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey — Chihuahua

Dempsey retired as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2015.

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen — Bluetick Coonhound

Allen retired in 2015 as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Prior to that, he served as the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan between 2011-2013.

Adm. John Richardson — Golden Retriever

Richardson currently serves as the Chief of Naval Operations.

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis — Basset Hound

A living legend in the Marine Corps, Mattis retired in 2013 as commander of U.S. Central Command, the unified combatant command responsible for the Middle East, North and East Africa, and Central Asia.

Photo: U.S. Army Courtesy photo

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