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Martin Dempsey
General Martin E. Dempsey, CJCS, official portrait 2012.jpg
Nickname(s) "Marty"
Born March 14, 1952 (1952-03-14) (age 68)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1974–2015
Rank General
Commands held Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
United States Central Command
Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq
1st Armored Division
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Gulf War
Iraq War
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Army Distinguished Service Medal (6)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal (2) with Valor V

Martin Edward Dempsey KBE (born March 14, 1952), sometimes known as Marty Dempsey, is a retired United States Army general. He was the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2011 until September 25, 2015. He was the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army from April 11, 2011 to September 7, 2011. He retired on September 25, 2015.

He now is a professor at Duke University and as a chairman of USA Basketball.


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