The Army’s Chief of Staff was nominated by President Obama on Monday to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey, who became the new Army chief of staff last month, has extensive combat experience. He helped train Iraqi security forces in Iraq and also served as acting commander of U.S. Central Command overseeing U.S. military operation in the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and Central Asia.
Known for his keen sense of humor, Dempsey sometimes begins his public speeches by singing songs, like “New York, New York.”
The general also calls soldiers in the U.S. and overseas directly every week to get their opinions on life in the Army.