Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey

Dempsey Again Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman. The Senate approved the general's nomination Thursday as part of a package of nominees approved by voice vote before senators began their monthlong August recess, The Hill reported. The Senate also approved ... more

DoD Considers Publicizing Generals Ethics Review

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

The recent spate of misconduct in the top ranks has put pressure on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey to crack down on the runaway egos among flag and general officers and go public with his recommendations for getting his senior leadership back in line. Dempsey completed a lengthy review on the ethics of the leadership in Februa... more

Ethics Review Looks at Perks for Top Brass

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The military has begun taking a hard look at the large staffs and personal assistants  afforded to senior leaders as part of an ethics review for general and flag officers ordered up after a series of scandals, Pentagon officials said Friday. The review by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has come up with initial... more

Dempsey Optimistic About Outcome of Tikrit Battle

In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015 photo, smoke rises as the Iraqi army, supported by volunteers, battles Islamic State extremists outside Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The one-two punch of Iranian-back militias and Iraqi government troops is likely to prevail in the unfolding battle for Tikrit, but it would not have been possible if U.S. airstrikes had not tied down Islamic State fighters elsewhere in northern Iraq, the top U.S. general said. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairma... more

Muslim-American Groups Slam Pentagon Essay Contest Honoring Saudi King

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is sponsoring an essay competition at National Defense University as "a fitting tribute to the life and leadership" of the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died Jan. 23. Some Muslim American groups opposed to the Saudi monarchy have complained, saying the concept is deeply offen... more

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