ABOUT GENERAL DEMPSEY

Married to:

Children:

Grandchildren:

Education:

Career Highlights:

Deanie, his high school sweetheart

Three

Nine

Master of Arts in Literature; Duke University

Bachelor of Science; West Point 

- Bestselling Author

- 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 

- One of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People"

- Chairman of USA Basketball

- 2016 Inductee to the Irish America Hall of Fame

- Honorary Knight of the British Empire

 

Born:  March 14, 1952

Jersey City, NJ

the eldest grandson of 4 Irish immigrants

1974

Graduated the United States Military Academy at West Point

Attended John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, NY

Earned Master's f

1996

Assumed command of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment

2003

Commanding General

1st Armored Division: 

Combat Operations in Iraq

2005

Commanding General:

Multi-National Security Transition Command

in Iraq

2008

Acting Commander and Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command

2008

Commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

1976

1984

Earned Master's of Art degree in English from Duke University

Became Assistant Professor of English at West Point

The Dempsey Family

Marty

Deanie

Chris

Megan

Caitlin

Married Deanie, his Burke High School sweetheart

Did you know?

All three of the Dempsey children served in the United States Army. Chris remains on active duty as a Cavalry Major.

Today Chris, Megan, and Caitlin are all married and each have added three children of their own to the Dempsey Family.

2011

37th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

149

days

later

18th CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

2015

After 41 years in military service, General Dempsey retired as the nation's highest ranking military officer.

2016

GEN(R) Dempsey elected as Chairman of USA Basketball

2017

GEN(R) Dempsey named a Distinguished Graduate of West Point for his 41 years of service and leadership for the nation

2017

Queen Elizabeth II awarded GEN(R) Dempsey as Honorary Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

2018

GEN(R) Dempsey co-authors his first book, Radical Inclusion: What the Post 9/ll World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership

2019

GEN(R) Dempsey received the George Catlett Marshall Medal for sustained commitment to America's armed forces.

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