| Martin Dempsey |
|Born||March 14, 1952|
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||West Point, Army Command and General Staff College, National War College|
Martin Edward Dempsey sometimes known as Marty Dempsey, is a retired United States Army general who was the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2011 until September 25, 2015. He was previously the 37th chief of Staff of the Army from April 11, 2011, to September 7, 2011. Before that, he served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, from December 8, 2008, to April 11, 2011, as Acting Commander, U.S. Central Command, from March 24, 2008, to October 30, 2008, as Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command, from August 2007 to March 23, 2008, and as Commanding General, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I), from August 2005 to August 2007. Dempsey assumed his assignment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 2011 and stepped down from the Chairmanship on September 25, 2015. By law, , Dempsey assumed office on October 1. He has been a professor at Duke University and as chair of USA Basketball.
- https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/152- 10 USC 152