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Dempsey Meets Officials in Berlin, Receives Award

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with his German counterpart, participates in a pass-and-review ceremony and receives a distinguished military service award in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, salute during a pass-and-review ceremony of the German honor guard at the Ministry of Defense in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, salute during a pass-and-review ceremony of the German honor guard at the Ministry of Defense in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German honor guard members stand in formation at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German honor guard members stand in formation at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German honor guard members stand in formation at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German honor guard members stand in formation at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during a pass-and-review ceremony of the German honor guard at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during a pass-and-review ceremony of the German honor guard at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
A German soldier plays the trumpet at the German memorial for their fallen service members while U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a wreath in Berlin,, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
A German soldier plays the trumpet at the German memorial for their fallen service members while U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a wreath in Berlin,, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
A German soldier leads the march of a German honor guard unit at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
A German soldier leads the march of a German honor guard unit at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, salute during a pass-and-review ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, salute during a pass-and-review ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, prepares to present a wreath at the German memorial for their fallen service members at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, prepares to present a wreath at the German memorial for their fallen service members at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, speaks before awarding a medal, the “Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, to U.S. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, speaks before awarding a medal, the “Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, to U.S. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles... ...More
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, places the medal for the Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, places the medal for the Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D.... ...More
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, left, chief of defense, applauds U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after awarding him a medal, the Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, left, chief of defense, applauds U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after awarding him a medal, the Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10,... ...More
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks about the relationship between German and American militaries at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks about the relationship between German and American militaries at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, talk with military leaders and officials at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, talk with military leaders and officials at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with the chief of staff of the German armed forces, Gen. Volker Wieker, at the German Ministry of Defense in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with the chief of staff of the German armed forces, Gen. Volker Wieker, at the German Ministry of Defense in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, walk at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, walk at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks the German police officers who helped support his visit in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks the German police officers who helped support his visit in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions during a press conference in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions during a press conference in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, salute during a pass-and-review ceremony of the German honor guard at the Ministry of Defense in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German honor guard members stand in formation at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German honor guard members stand in formation at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during a pass-and-review ceremony of the German honor guard at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
A German soldier plays the trumpet at the German memorial for their fallen service members while U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a wreath in Berlin,, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
A German soldier leads the march of a German honor guard unit at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, salute during a pass-and-review ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, prepares to present a wreath at the German memorial for their fallen service members at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, speaks before awarding a medal, the “Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, to U.S. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, places the medal for the Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, left, chief of defense, applauds U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after awarding him a medal, the Knights Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, during a ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks about the relationship between German and American militaries at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, talk with military leaders and officials at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with the chief of staff of the German armed forces, Gen. Volker Wieker, at the German Ministry of Defense in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Volker Wieker, chief of defense, walk at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks the German police officers who helped support his visit in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions during a press conference in Berlin, Sept. 10, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen