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What do we know about the new Chief of Staffs?

Posted on 05/25/2011 3:43:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie

I heard on Fox we have a replacement for Adm Mullen? found no thread here.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: chairmanjcs; general; jointchiefsofstaff; jointchiefstaffs
what do we know about the new Chief of Staffs? Couldn't catch his name right now.
1 posted on 05/25/2011 3:43:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Just as a guess:

He doesn’t add an “s” where it isn’t needed and he can capitalize properly.

Like I said, this is just a guess. Likely only one reason of many.

But it’s probably the primary reason you didn’t get the job.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 3:47:32 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

HA!

My typos have kept me from many of these high level positions...!


3 posted on 05/25/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Gen. Martin Dempsey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2725060/posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A general installed just last month as the Army’s top officer is President Barack Obama’s surprise choice to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, an accomplished veteran of the Iraq war, would succeed Navy Adm. Mike Mullen as the president’s top military adviser when Mullen’s term as chairman ends Sept. 30. Dempsey would have to be confirmed by the Senate.


4 posted on 05/25/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: humblegunner

LOL! Thanks: hUmbleGunners.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 3:52:03 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: thouworm

thanks...

there are many reasons Obozo picked him....Muslim mother? ha/.just kidding.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 3:53:03 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

GEN Dempsey was just recently reassigned from HQ TRADOC (where he was CG TRADOC) to be the Army Chief of Staff.

I have a friend who interacts with GEN Dempsey fairly frequently who has nothing but good things to say about the general.

The problem is that we still the same CINC.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 4:07:04 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: HiJinx

Well..that sounds good then...the CIC is the destroying factor as we have seen...


8 posted on 05/25/2011 4:13:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Did you mean the “Chief Staffs of Joint” by chance...

Is that you Rita X...?

Is this me...??


9 posted on 05/25/2011 4:23:05 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: Bean Counter

the Chief of Staff at the joint!

ha..I have obviously had wayyyy too much Starbucks today!


10 posted on 05/25/2011 4:31:33 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

General Dempsey has a very good reputation within the Army as a great leader. His selection as Army Chief of Staff was widely welcomed as the expectation is that he would lead a much needed reform effort within the Army. As Chairman, he won’t be able to do that, he will have to implement the Administration’s defense policy and support Secretary Panetta. It will be a tough and thankless job.


11 posted on 05/25/2011 4:35:29 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Bean Counter

This is Rita X ...

http://trumpetxent.com/Bio.html


12 posted on 05/25/2011 4:39:01 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Defund Elmo, TOTUS, and GOTUS)
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To: OwenKellogg; Bean Counter

OMG/!!!

I am shocked and insulted that I — aloyal Freeper and Patriot—would even remotely be referred to a Rita X...ha!


13 posted on 05/25/2011 4:59:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: centurion316

“much needed reform effort within the Army”

And what does that mean?? What is that “reform” effort all about??


14 posted on 05/25/2011 5:15:24 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

The Army is worn out after 10 years of war. Frequent deployments, neglect of stateside infrastructure and training, leadership issues resulting from having to promote mediocre officers and NCOs to fill critical vacancies. All of this and many other things need fixing and Dempsey was the man to do it.


15 posted on 05/25/2011 5:26:25 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Mullen has a four-year term and is reaching its end. Don't know much about this general, but if Obama likes him, he has one strike against him.
16 posted on 05/25/2011 5:28:41 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: centurion316; Chieftain

The Army also has, serious problems because of the multiple deployments, the bizzare Rules of Engagement in a sureal war against insurgents within a population, and nation building there are significant issues for the returning vets of PTSD, substance abuse, family problems, employment problems and high suicide rates.

Lets hope this general also deals with this horrendous fallout and either steps up to create within DOD for better treatment of the veterans immediately upon coming out of service and put increasing pressure on the VA to INCREASE all services.
To have a 3 month waiting list for a vet to get into resdiential PTSD treatment in appalling!


17 posted on 05/25/2011 6:13:22 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: GAB-1955
"if Obama likes him, he has one strike against him."

Perhaps, but don't be too quick to reach a judgement.

Time will tell soon enough.

18 posted on 05/25/2011 6:15:31 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The Department of Defense is a separate organization from the Department of Veterans Affairs.


19 posted on 05/25/2011 8:02:55 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

Thanks. I appreciate your response, and I hope others do as well. Details matter; in fact details inform but code words, like “reform” do not.


20 posted on 05/26/2011 10:11:20 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: centurion316

I KNOW that...but the DOD is responsible for evaluating for “fitness for duty” ongoing of the military and also for the immediate discharge from military duty. Recently they have taken extra time to “debrief”,evaluate and offer referrals to military leaving the military. Often this takes several weeks. Before, it was just a form”check here if you think you have combat trauma” and most troops just wanted to go home.

The DOD in the last few years has increasingly worked more closely with the VA to understand how to deal with combat injured troops and also to work with the Va to help the VA understand combat issues.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 12:42:58 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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