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Dempsey nominated to lead Joint Chiefs again

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By From Wire Reports
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:12 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Wednesday that he's re-enlisting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for another term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The president said he has asked Adm. Sandy Winnefeld to serve another term as Dempsey's vice chairman.

Obama said Dempsey and Winnefeld are “superb officers” who have led the military with “great distinction, deep conviction and absolute integrity” during the past two years. He said they have earned his trust and that of the American people.

Obama called on the Senate to swiftly reconfirm them. The Armed Services Committee announced that it had scheduled a hearing on the nominations July 18.

The president announced his intention in a White House statement issued as he flew to Senegal aboard Air Force One.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel welcomed the nomination.

Dempsey, 61, a graduate of West Point, was appointed in October 2011 after serving as the Army chief.

 

 
 


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