07 kwietnia 2010
President Lech Kaczyński and General David Petraeus

Lech Kaczyński, the President of the Republic of Poland, awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland to David Petraeus (the Commander of United States Central Command and, in 2007, the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force – Iraq) in recognition of his considerable services in developing the military cooperation of Poland and the United States of America. The President also distinguished Petraeus with the Iraq Star in recognition of his activity undertaken jointly with the Polish Military Contingent.