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I can’t believe I forgot to post this.. Anyway, I was just chilling at a tailgate with the rugby bruvs after Army BEAT THE HELL OUT OF AIR FORCE, and who shows up?

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. GEN Martin E. MOTHERFUCKING Dempsey.

How do I know he’s a cool guy? He said, “Yeah, hold my beer. So I heard you boys beat Air Force as well.”

Fucking A right we did..

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Gen. Martin Dempsey, the relatively new Army chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The term of the current chairman, Adm. Michael Mullen, ends in September.

Obama also nominated Adm. James Winnefeld, the current head of the U.S. Northern Command, to serve as vice chairman. He tapped Gen. Ray Odierno to replace Dempsey as the Army’s chief of staff.

The president, speaking at the White House, urged the Senate to confirm the three men “as swiftly as possible” in order to help ensure a “seamless” Pentagon transition. […]

A Look Back at Mullen's Tenure

From the NY Times:

The At War blog has compiled significant moments from Admiral Mullen’s time as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, including blunt statements about Iraq and Afghanistan, his strong declarations supporting repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that prevented gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces, and most recently his criticisms of Pakistan.

Watch the video here.

And today, thanks to Mike’s principled leadership, our military draws its strength from more members of our American family. Soon, women will report for duty on our submarines. And patriotic service members who are gay and lesbian no longer have to lie about who they are to serve the country that they love. History will record that the tipping point toward this progress came when the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff went before Congress, and told the nation that it was the right thing to do. Mike, your legacy will endure in a military that is stronger, but also in a nation that is more just.
—  Barack Obama on Admiral Mike Mullen, who retired as Joint Chiefs chairman today.

Adm. Mike Mullen: Operation Odyssey Dawn could end in stalemate

Well … that’s reassuring. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” this morning that a stalemate in Libya was possible. He also noted that the mission, by the way, has a short, narrow scope, which, again, contradicts its namesource

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Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs: Close Gitmo

Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the prison and Guantanamo Bay is “a psychological scar on our national values.”

Dempsey says the facility at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba “does create a psychological scar on our national values. Whether it should or not, it does.”

The U.S. has transferred of a number of detainees recently as President Barack Obama tries to make progress toward his goal of closing Guantanamo.

The prison population now is 127.

Dempsey says there still are “dozens” who must be held.

He tells “Fox News Sunday” that’s a policy decision for elected officials – what to do if these detainees shouldn’t be released and Congress doesn’t allow them to be brought to the United States.



On February 2nd, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen Dempsey and the Joint Chiefs signed a letter that will go to all transitioning service members, urging them to continue serving the nation as civilians. “As a veteran, your country still needs your experience, intellect, and character…you will continue to make a difference.” Learn more here- http://1.usa.gov/1Aubq3v

America Under Nuclear Attack

White House Operator: “Mr. President. General Dempsey is calling.”

Obama: “Who’s he?”

White House Operator: “He’s the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Your top military advisor.”

Obama: “I thought Valerie Jarrett was my top military advisor. Or maybe Susan Rice.”

White House Operator: “They are, but Dempsey is officially your top military advisor. He says it’s urgent.”

Obama: “Okay. Put him through.”

Dempsey: “Mr. President. NORAD’s early warning system says Russia has just launched eight nuclear-armed ICBM’s toward the United States. It’s confirmed. The missiles will strike in less than 30 minutes…”

Obama: “So?”

Dempsey: “Mr. President. We REALLY do need a response this time.”

Obama: “Well okay. I’ll get in touch with Valerie, Susan and the rest of my national security team. I’ll get back to you in 30 days or so.”

Dempsey: “Mr. President. We don’t have 30 days. I repeat. WE DO NOT HAVE 30 FUCKING DAYS!”

Obama: “Okay. Okay. Make it next week then.”

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“Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”
-Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2012) Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1. The Marine Mammal Program uses bottlenose dolphins operated by EODMU-1 as a means of locating and marking mines that are on the sea floor, tethered in the water column or in shallow water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Scott/Released)

Americans are overreacting to Islamic extremism, underinvesting in their youth, and failing to embrace the sense of competition and opportunity that made America a world power. The United States has been increasingly consumed by seeing the world through the lens of threat, while failing to understand that influence, competitiveness, and innovation are the key to advancing American interests in the modern world.
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From a Pentagon report, written by two senior members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: CAPT Wayne Porter, USN and Col Mark “Puck” Mykleby

Report: A National Strategic Narrative (PDF)