Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey Reflects on His Toughest Day on the Job

Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey Reflects on His Toughest Day on the JobGen. Martin Dempsey has seen it all in his four years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, from the devastation in Iraq and Syria to today’s refugee crisis in Europe. But he said the toughest day in his military career was when he stood at Dover Air Force Base and met the body of one of his son’s West Point classmates who had been killed while serving in Afghanistan. “A young man named Tom Kennedy.

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