Deanie, his high school sweetheart
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
Graduated the United States Military Academy at West Point
Attended John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, NY
Earned Master's f
Assumed command of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
1st Armored Division:
Combat Operations in Iraq
Multi-National Security Transition Command
Acting Commander and Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command
Commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Became Assistant Professor of English at West Point
Earned Master's of Art degree in English from Duke University
The Dempsey Family
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.
37th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army