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President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, honored Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at a change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015.
President Barack Obama attends the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. During the ceremony, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired from the military after 41 years of service and was succeeded as chairman by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama attends the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. During the ceremony, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired from the military after 41 years of service and was succeeded as... ...More
President Barack Obama, left, greets Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
President Barack Obama, left, greets Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Dempsey's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford succeeds Dempsey as the 19th chairman of the Joiunt . DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Dempsey's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford succeeds Dempsey as the 19th chairman of... ...More
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the change of responsibility and retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the change of responsibility and retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the senior ranking member of the Armed Forces and principal military adviser to the President, Defense Secretary, and National Security Council Staff. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the senior ranking member of the Armed Forces and principal military... ...More
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during a passing review during Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during a passing review during Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015.... ...More
Members of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform at the retirement and change of responsibility ceremony for the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 2015. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in service. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Members of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform at the retirement and change of responsibility ceremony for the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 2015. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in... ...More
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during the change of responsibility ceremony between the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr, the new chairman, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during the change of responsibility ceremony between the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr, the new chairman, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015.... ...More
President Barack Obama talks with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony for Dempsey's retirement and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
President Barack Obama talks with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony for Dempsey's retirement and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by... ...More
Eighteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at his retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, V.A.,  Sept. 25, 2015. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in service and is succeeded by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford. Department of Defense Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Dominique A. Pineiro
Eighteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at his retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, V.A., Sept. 25, 2015. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in service and is succeeded by Marine Gen. Joseph... ...More
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens to remarks from the outgoing chairman, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, during a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens to remarks from the outgoing chairman, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, during a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer... ...More
President Barack Obama, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
From left, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Ash Carter; President Barack Obama; and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the outgoing chairman, attend a ceremony for Dempsey’s retirement and the chairman change of responsibility on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
From left, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Ash Carter; President Barack Obama; and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the outgoing chairman, attend a ceremony for Dempsey’s retirement and the chairman change of responsibility on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall... ...More
Service members perform a pass and review at the change of responsibility ceremony between Army General Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Jospeph Dunford, the incoming chair, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Service members perform a pass and review at the change of responsibility ceremony between Army General Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Jospeph Dunford, the incoming chair, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class... ...More
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, swears in his predecessor, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, swears in his predecessor, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr, the new chairman, render honors during the change of responsibility ceremony between the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va. Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr, the new chairman, render honors during the change of responsibility ceremony between the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington,... ...More
President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the new chairman, applaud outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during the change of responsibility ceremony at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the new chairman, applaud outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during the change of responsibility ceremony at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25,... ...More
President Barack Obama, left, talks with an Army captain at the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama, left, talks with an Army captain at the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama attends the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. During the ceremony, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired from the military after 41 years of service and was succeeded as chairman by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama, left, greets Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Dempsey's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford succeeds Dempsey as the 19th chairman of the Joiunt . DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the change of responsibility and retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the senior ranking member of the Armed Forces and principal military adviser to the President, Defense Secretary, and National Security Council Staff. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during a passing review during Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Members of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform at the retirement and change of responsibility ceremony for the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 2015. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in service. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during the change of responsibility ceremony between the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr, the new chairman, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
President Barack Obama talks with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony for Dempsey's retirement and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Eighteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at his retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, V.A.,  Sept. 25, 2015. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in service and is succeeded by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford. Department of Defense Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Dominique A. Pineiro
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens to remarks from the outgoing chairman, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, during a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
President Barack Obama, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
From left, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Ash Carter; President Barack Obama; and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the outgoing chairman, attend a ceremony for Dempsey’s retirement and the chairman change of responsibility on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
Service members perform a pass and review at the change of responsibility ceremony between Army General Martin E. Dempsey, outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Jospeph Dunford, the incoming chair, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, swears in his predecessor, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., during a ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr, the new chairman, render honors during the change of responsibility ceremony between the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va. Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the new chairman, applaud outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during the change of responsibility ceremony at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
President Barack Obama, left, talks with an Army captain at the chairman change of responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen