NAME: Martin E. Dempsey
BIRTH YEAR: 1952
CAREER: Army chief of staff, April 2011-present; commander, Army's Training and Doctrine Command, 2008- 2011; deputy commander and acting commander, Combined Forces Command U.S. Central Command, 2007-2008; commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and commander, NATO Training Mission-Iraq, 2005-2007; commanding general, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, 2003-2005; program manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, 2001-2003; special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1999-2001; assistant deputy director of politico-military affairs, Europe and Africa on the Joint Staff, 1998-1999; commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1996-1998; chief, Armor Branch Combat Arms Division in the Officer Personnel Management Directorate, 1993-95; commander, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, 1991-1993; S-3 to executive officer, U.S. Army Europe and the 7th Army, 1989-1991, executive officer, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor, 3d Armored Division, 1988-1989.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, U.S. Military Academy; master's degree, Duke University, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, National War College.
FAMILY: Wife, Deanie, and three children.