Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey Becomes New Army Chief of Staff

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, and his wife, Deanie, share a laugh with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates prior to an arrival and swearing-in ceremony for Dempsey on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. Dempsey succeeded Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. as the new chief of staff of the Army. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey inspects the troops during his arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • From left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Secretary John M. McHugh, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates render honors during the playing of the national anthem at a swearing-in ceremony for Dempsey on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011.  DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Audience members render honors during an arrival and swearing-in ceremony for Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Army Secretary John M. McHugh, left, delivers the oath of office to Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey while his wife, Deanie, center, looks on, during an arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Deanie Dempsey, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted back to her seat after receiving flowers during an arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • The daughters of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Caitlin, left, and Megan, right, and grandson Luke, hold flowers during an arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Army Secretary John M. McHugh addresses the audience during an arrival and swearing-in ceremony for Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011.
 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during a swearing-in ceremony for Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey addresses the audience during his arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Deanie Dempsey, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, listens as her husband addresses the audience during his arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • The 3rd U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, conducts a march in review for Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during his arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • The 3rd U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, conducts a march in review for Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during his arrival and swearing-in ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., April 11, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen