Monday, May 30, 2011

Dempsey to Replace Mullen as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Army Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey has long been rumored to be  the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and President Obama made it official this Memorial Day.

Pending Senate confirmation,  Dempsey replaces current Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen, whose term is set to expire Sept. 30.

Obama also announced this morning he has chosen Navy Admiral James Winnefeld to be vice chair of the Joint Chiefs, while Gen. Ray Odierno would replace Dempsey as Army chief of staff.

All three appointments require Senate confirmation.

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