Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez


“What was keeping those Generals in the Pentagon from issuing the right directives to prevent us from torturing and killing people? If we do not find out what happened then we are doomed to repeat it.”

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez is a retired United States Army general who served as the Commanding General of V Corps from June 2003 until September 2006. In 1991, then LTC Sanchez served as battalion commander during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After the Gulf War, Sanchez was given command of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division. In July 2001 Major General Sanchez assumed command of V Corp’s 1st Armored Division. Sanchez held the top military position in Iraq during the occupation period, the emergence of the insurgency and the capture of Saddam Hussein. Sanchez retired in November 2006 after 33 years of Army Service.

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