Obama nominates Army head new Joint Chiefs chairman
May 30th, 2011
09:17 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama nominates Army head new Joint Chiefs chairman

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.


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  1. bb

    Our president busy at work.

    May 30, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. diridi

    do not worry about Army and war....first fix Jobs, and economy, and gas prices...some one is manipulating gas prices...o.k, bust who hire illegals, and non-citizens....tell big three to produce mass energy-efficiency and Hybrid, and Electric vehicles....it is only way to cut prices on cars....good luck...focus on these...please do not cut education money, medicare, and social security....o.k, just ignore idiot Paul Ryan plan.....

    May 30, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  3. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Okay...now bring our troops home.

    May 30, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. Republicans - "The not Intened to be factually accurate Party"

    Given the military`s leading role in promoting diversity [Truman desegregated the Armed Forces in 1948 – 63 years ago], the leadership pipeline should be primed with the next generation of Colin Powells and Ricardo Sanchezes.

    We won`t find any male members of the Romney family in that pipeline though. Mitchell thinks his kids are serving America in "other ways".

    May 30, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |