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Gen. Dempsey's interview with Ted Koppel for "Rock Center"
January 24, 2013
— BRIAN WILLIAMS: Welcome back. They made history today at the Pentagon when two men sat down at a small table in front of a press corps and announced a policy change that will change the U.S. military forever. Women will be able to serve in front-line combat infantry units. While this has been happening by itself and over the course of the last...
Sec. Panetta and Gen. Dempsey's Media Briefing
January 24, 2013
— SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON E. PANETTA: Good afternoon. One of my priorities as secretary of defense has been to remove as many barriers as possible for talented and qualified people to be able to serve this country in uniform. Our nation was built on the premise of the citizen soldier. In our democracy, I believe it is the responsibility of...
Toast to the Medal of Honor Recipients by the Senior Enlisted Advisers
January 20, 2013
— Army (Sacrifice)I’m the Sergeant Major of the Army, Ray Chandler. On behalf of the United States Army, I'd like to propose a toast to our Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Your actions shine a light on our armed forces - men and women who have sacrificed so much. They’ve given for their brothers and sisters to their left and right, and for...
Gen. Dempsey's Town Hall at Stuttgart, Germany
December 17, 2012
— GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY: Well, it’s great to be here. Sorry we’re a little late. Believe it or not, the chairman doesn’t control international airspaces, and so – I’ll just set it right there, thanks – but I apologize for being late, but I’m really excited about interacting with you. I hope – I hope I find that you have some really tough...
Adm. Winnefeld's Remarks at the Atlantic Council Commanders Series
November 27, 2012
— LIEUTENANT GENERAL BRENT SCOWCROFT (RET.): Good evening. It’s nice to welcome you all here for this important session featuring Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Our subject today is one of the top priorities of the current administration: to execute a defense strategy that maximizes the limited resources...
Gen. Dempsey's Remarks at the SOUTHCOM Change of Command
November 19, 2012
— Not for themselves, but for their country. About two months ago, I took all the combatant commanders, including Doug, and the service chiefs up to the battlefield at Antietam. Bloodiest day in American military history, 23,000 casualties in an eight hour period on a space not much bigger than the field you see behind us. And in that space, in that...
Gen. Dempsey's Interview with Dan Rather
November 13, 2012
— Part I of interview: DAN RATHER: Good evening. It is fitting that Veterans Day and Election Day fall at the same time of year. A president has many responsibilities, but the most important is that of Commander in Chief, and that comes with the solemn duty to take care of the men and women in uniform. Tonight marks the sixth anniversary of “Dan...
Gen. Dempsey's Remarks on Veterans Day
November 11, 2012
— Well thanks very much, and I hope I didn’t—I hope I didn’t bring this weather with me, but it is a distinct honor to be here. I hope the symbolism is apparent for all of us especially for those of you who have serve on the peninsula. I also want to make mention of the fact that—I’m a—I’m a member of the VFW [Veterans of Foreign Wars], very proud to...
Sgt. Maj. Battaglia's Remarks for the Marine Corps 237th Birthday
November 8, 2012
— Directors, Generals, Admirals, Sgt. Maj. Mykoo, distinguished guests, family members, and most importantly, Marines—thank you for attending and participating in today’s Mar5ine Corps ceremonial cake cutting and thanks for allowing Lisa and I to join you, we are indeed honored. As I look around the audience, I’m capturing some immediate...
Gen. Dempsey's Remarks at the 2012 USO Gala
November 2, 2012
— GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY: Yeah, thanks very much. By the way, it’s 38 years, not 40 – come on, give me a break! (Laughter.) But thanks, Allison and Sloan. I have to tell you, that – you know, the emotion you show and the passion when you speak about the mission of the USO, what it does for soldiers and family members is just – it’s inspirational...