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Martin Edward Dempsey

Date of birth: March 14, 1952
Place of Birth: New Jersey, Jersey City
Home of record: Goshen New York

Martin Dempsey graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1974. He served as Executive Officer of the 3rd Brigade 3rd Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. From April 2011 to September 2011, he served as the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army. His tenure was cut short when he was appointed the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving in that position from October 1, 2011 to September 2015. He retired in 2015 as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, from 1 October 2011 to 25 September 2015.

Action Date: October 1, 2011 - September 25, 2015

Service: Army

Rank: General

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, from 1 October 2011 to 25 September 2015.

Action Date: October 1, 2011 - September 25, 2015

Service: Army

Rank: General

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, from 1 October 2011 to 25 September 2015. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Dempsey culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: October 1, 2011 - September 25, 2015

Service: Army

Rank: General

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, from 1 October 2011 to 25 September 2015.

Action Date: October 1, 2011 - September 25, 2015

Service: Army

Rank: General

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

Under the provisions of Department of Defense 1348.33-M, the Secretary of Defense has awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal to General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense as Special Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, from 1999 to 2001.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Gulf War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commander, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor, from 1991 to 1993.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as commander, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, from 1996 to 1998.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Martin Edward Dempsey, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General