United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

Army General Martin E. Dempsey Becomes 18th. Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Oct. 1, 2011
"We are the only army on the face of the Earth that believes that when you ask for something because you need it to prevail in the environment we place you, you're actually going to get it."
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey
Washington, D.C., July. 26, 2011

Dempsey Settles in as Chairman Behind MacArthur’s Desk

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took some time today, his first Monday on the job, to speak with Pentagon reporters. Story

Dempsey Outlines Key Themes in Letter to Troops

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2011 – The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff outlined key themes for the military in a letter to the force released today. In his letter, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said service members are America’s “decisive advantage.” Story | Blog

More Stories

Dempsey Vows to Maintain,
Strengthen U.S. Military

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va., Sept. 30, 2011 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen transferred responsibility as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during ceremonies here today. Dempsey vowed to maintain and strengthen the military during his term. Story

Mullen Offers Advice to
Dempsey On Chairman Job

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 – The job of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is often misunderstood and more than a little confusing, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said here today. Story

Obama Praises Mullen,
Welcomes Dempsey as Chairman

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 – President Barack Obama today lauded Navy Adm. Mike Mullen during a hail and farewell ceremony here that featured the transfer of responsibilities as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Mullen to Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. Story

Dempsey Reflects on Challenges
Facing Department, Services

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va., Sept. 8, 2011 – As a new chief of staff of the Army prepares to run the largest of the services, the outgoing Gen. Martin E. Dempsey now prepares for his new role as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

Archive

Photo Essay

Obama, Biden, Panetta Attend the Joint Chiefs of Staff Change of Responsibility Ceremony

Additional Links

Stay Connected