Martin Dempsey

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Birthday
14, 1952
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
14, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ

About

Four-star general who was tapped by President Barack Obama to be the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military post, in 2011.

Before Fame

He studied literature at Duke University before going on to West Point.

Trivia

He was deployed with the Third Armored Division in the first Iraq war and returned there in 2003, facing widespread insurgency.

Family Life

He grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Associated With

He was not Barack Obama's first pick for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but he was the one that both Obama and Congress could agree on.