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April 14, 2016 — GENERAL JOSEPH F. DUNFORD JR.:  Hey, thanks very much.  Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  And you expect me to say it, but it’s an absolute honor for my wife Ellyn and I to join you here this evening on such a special night. And the first thing I want do to John Pray and the Operation Homefront team is to say thanks.  And I have the privilege of  more…
April 06, 2016 — Hey, Connor, before I begin, I want to introduce you to somebody.  Right there is the chief of staff of the Air Force.  Now, why am I – why am I introducing you to the chief of staff of the Air Force?  So, I talked to Connor before the event started this evening.  I said, Connor, what are you going to do when you get done with school?  And he said,  more…
March 30, 2016 — Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and most of all to the men and women of United States Central Command, it’s an honor to be here today as we mark the transfer of authority and responsibility from General Lloyd Austin to General Joe Votel.  As I mentioned earlier this morning at the Special Operations change of command, days like today  more…
March 29, 2016 — GENERAL JOSEPH F. DUNFORD, JR.:  (In progress) – And let me start with a quick comment about our men and women in uniform.  Since assuming my current assignment in October, I’ve had the chance to get out there with a lot of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.  And I would tell you, after 14 years of war, well-known fiscal challenges and  more…
March 10, 2016 — MODERATOR:  Throughout the day – we started this morning with the Air Force, at kind of a 40,000-foot level.  We then moved into the Army, right, both from an acquisition perspective and also from a resourcing perspective.  We’ve had a very, very substantive, rich discussion from the Navy perspective, both from Admiral Richardson and also our  more…
January 21, 2016 — MICHAEL E. O’HANLON:  Well, good morning, everyone, and welcome to Brookings, and thank you for coming out in this weather.  I’m Mike O’Hanlon of the Brookings Foreign Policy Program.  We’re all honored today to have Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the tenth person to hold that position, here with us this morning to talk  more…
January 14, 2016 — Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, once again, thank you for joining us as we mark the transfer of authority from General John Kelly to Admiral Kurt Tidd.The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military custom that ensures a seamless transition of authority and responsibility. In effect, changes of command are actually more about  more…
December 16, 2015 — MICHELE FLOURNOY:  Thanks, David, for bringing that footage to us.  You know, this has been a wonderful day and a wonderful conference, and I want to thank all of you for coming and for staying.  We’ve saved the best for last.  I also want to thank the great staff at CNAS for putting this all together.You know, it is hard to believe that CNAS is  more…
September 25, 2015 — Good afternoon.  Distinguished guests, family and friends, once again, thank you for joining us today.  Mr. President, Secretary Carter, thank you for those kind words, but more importantly thank you for your leadership and for your trust in me in selecting me as your principal military adviser.Before I begin, I’d like to once again draw your  more…
September 25, 2015 — Thanks, Lizzy.  Being your friend and the lead vocalist of the TAPS Kids will always be among my most cherished memories as time – in my time as chairman.And by the way, for everybody here today, so I want you to – I want everybody to know that that’s the first time the president ever made me cry.  (Laughter.)  So lest you think we’ve had this kind  more…
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