Music Room, Malacañang
4 June 2012

General Dempsey is the 18th and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He previously served as the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army. Prior to that, he served as Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, as acting Commander of the US Central Command and as Commanding General of the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I). As Chairman, Dempsey is the highest ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He assumed his current assignment on October 01, 2011. In photo is Ambassador of the United States of America to the Philippines His Excellency Harry Thomas, Jr.

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