NAME Martin E. Dempsey

BIRTH YEAR 1952

EXPERIENCE Deputy commander, Combined Forces Command U.S. Central Command, 2007-present; commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and commander, NATO Training Mission-Iraq, 2005-07; commanding general, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, 2003-05; program manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, 2001-03; special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1999-01; assistant deputy director of Politico-Military Affairs, Europe and Africa on the Joint Staff, 1998-99; commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1996-98; chief, Armor Branch Combat Arms Division in the Officer Personnel Management Directorate, 1993-95; commander, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, 1991-93; S-3 to executive officer, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, 1989-1991; Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 67th Armor, 3d Armored Division, 1988-89.

EDUCATION Bachelor's degree, U.S. Military Academy; master's degree, Duke University, 1984; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1988; National War College, 1996.

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