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FBI: Aaron Alexis lone Navy Yard shooter, no other suspects

FBI: Aaron Alexis lone Navy Yard shooter, no other suspects

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The FBI Tuesday said subcontractor Aaron Alexis was the only gunman in the Navy Yard shootings that killed 12 people and there are no other suspects.
Sept. 11 memorials held in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa.

Sept. 11 memorials held in New York, Washington, Shanksville, Pa.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Bells tolled in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., Wednesday to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that led to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Senate panel OKs authorization request for military strike on Syria

Senate panel OKs authorization request for military strike on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a limited military response to the Syrian regime's reported use of chemical weapons against civilians.
Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- President Bashar Assad crossed a line "that anyone with a conscience should draw" by using chemical weapons on Syrians, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Boehner: Congress will debate Syria response in September

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Speaker John Boehner said Saturday the U.S. House will consider President Barack Obama's request for authorization to carry out military action against Syria.
Obama meets with NSC, reviews 'options' on Syria

Obama meets with NSC, reviews 'options' on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Saturday reviewed "potential options" for a U.S. and international response to use of chemical weapons in Syria, the White House said.
Dempsey: No armed role in Syria, rebels don't back U.S.

Dempsey: No armed role in Syria, rebels don't back U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. military plans no role in Syria's warfare because anti-Assad regime rebels don't promote U.S. interests, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says.
WH: U.N. should investigate Syria chem attack reports

WH: U.N. should investigate Syria chem attack reports

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The White House Wednesday called on the United Nations to investigate reports of chemical attacks in Syria that allegedly caused numerous deaths and injuries.
U.S. arms to Syrian rebels 'never came up'

U.S. arms to Syrian rebels 'never came up'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Syria's crisis needs a regional solution because identifying which opposition group needs what kind of support requires a close look, a U.S. official said.
State Department continually evaluating intel on threats to missions

State Department continually evaluating intel on threats to missions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The State Department will evaluate intelligence it receives before deciding whether to open or close any more embassies, a department spokeswoman said Monday.
Senate confirms Dempsey as Joint Chiefs chairman

Senate confirms Dempsey as Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- 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.

Official: Obama in position to proceed with plan to arm Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- A resolution of congressional concerns has put President Barack Obama in a position to move forward with a plan to arm Syrian rebels, an official said.

McCain threatens to block Dempsey re-appointment over Syria policy

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- A top Senate Republican threatened to block Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's re-appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff over U.S. policy on Syria.

Blasts kill at least 17 in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 29 (UPI) -- A series of bombings at public places in Iraq killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens of others, officials said.

U.S. military trainers may be sent to Lebanon, Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Pentagon recommends planning to send U.S. military trainers to help Lebanon and Iraq deal with fallout from the fighting in Syria.
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Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee nominee hearing to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington on July 26, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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General Martin E. Dempsey, USA (born March 14, 1952) is the 37th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. On May 30, 2011, General Dempsey was selected by President Barack Obama to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is expected to succeed Admiral Mullen when his term ends on September 30, 2011. He previously served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from December 8, 2008 to April 11, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Acting Commander, U.S. Central Command from March 24, 2008 to October 30, 2008 and Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command from August 2007 to Mar 23, 2008 and as Commanding General, Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I) from August 2005 to August 2007. He assumed his current assignment on April 11, 2011.

Dempsey attended John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, New York and received a commission as an Armor officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1974. He went on to be the Executive Officer of the 3rd Brigade 3rd Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He then commanded the 4TH BATTALION of the 67TH ARMORED REGIMENT "BANDITS" from 1992-1995 in the 1st ARMORED DIVISION in Friedberg, Germany (Hessen).

In June 2003, then Brigadier General Dempsey assumed command of 1st Armored Division. He succeeded Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez who was promoted to command V Corps. Dempsey commanded 1st Armored Division until July 2005 including 13 months in Iraq from June 2003 to July 2004. While in Iraq, 1st Armored Division, in addition to its own brigades, had operational command over the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division; the command, called "Task Force Iron" in recognition of the Division's nickname, "Old Ironsides", was the largest division-level command in the history of the United States Army.

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