United States Army General Martin E. Dempsey was sworn-in as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 2011 after serving as the Army’s 37th Chief of Staff from April 11, 2011 through September 7, 2011. Past assignments have taken him and his family across the globe during both peace and war from Platoon Leader to Combatant Commander.  He is a 1974 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a career armor officer. As a company grade officer, he served with the 2nd Cavalry in United States Army Europe and with the 10th Cavalry at Fort Carson.  Following troop command he earned his Masters of Arts in English from Duke University and was assigned to the English Department at West Point.   In 1991, Gen. Dempsey deployed with the Third Armored Division in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM.  Following DESERT STORM, he commanded 4th Battalion 67th Armor (Bandits) in Germany for two years and then departed to become Armor Branch Chief in US Army Personnel Command.  From 1996-1998 he served as the 67th Colonel of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment.  Following this assignment as the Army’s “senior scout” he served on the Joint Staff as an Assistant Deputy Director in J-5 and as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From September 2001 to June 2003, General Dempsey served in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia training and advising the Saudi Arabian National Guard.  In June of 2003, General Dempsey took command of the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad, Iraq.  After 14 months in Iraq, General Dempsey redeployed the division to Germany and completed his command tour in July of 2005.  He then returned to Iraq for two years in August of 2005 to train and equip the Iraqi Security Forces as Commanding General of MNSTC-I.  From August 2007 through October 2008, GEN Dempsey served as the Deputy Commander and then Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command.  Before becoming Chief of Staff of the Army, he commanded US Army Training and Do
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United States Army General Martin E. Dempsey was sworn-in as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 2011 after serving as the Army’s 37th Chief of Staff from April 11, 2011 through September 7, 2011. Past assignments have taken him and his family across the globe during both peace and war from Platoon Leader to Combatant Commander. He is a 1974 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a career armor officer. As a company grade officer, he served with the 2nd Cavalry in United States Army Europe and with the 10th Cavalry at Fort Carson. Following troop command he earned his Masters of Arts in English from Duke University and was assigned to the English Department at West Point. In 1991, Gen. Dempsey deployed with the Third Armored Division in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM. Following DESERT STORM, he commanded 4th Battalion 67th Armor (Bandits) in Germany for two years and then departed to become Armor Branch Chief in US Army Personnel Command. From 1996-1998 he served as the 67th Colonel of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment. Following this assignment as the Army’s “senior scout” he served on the Joint Staff as an Assistant Deputy Director in J-5 and as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From September 2001 to June 2003, General Dempsey served in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia training and advising the Saudi Arabian National Guard. In June of 2003, General Dempsey took command of the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad, Iraq. After 14 months in Iraq, General Dempsey redeployed the division to Germany and completed his command tour in July of 2005. He then returned to Iraq for two years in August of 2005 to train and equip the Iraqi Security Forces as Commanding General of MNSTC-I. From August 2007 through October 2008, GEN Dempsey served as the Deputy Commander and then Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command. Before becoming Chief of Staff of the Army, he commanded US Army Training and Do

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