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Photo by 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 on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25.

President praises retiring Dempsey, incoming chairman Dunford

by Lisa Ferdinando Department of Defense News, Defense Media Activity

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. — In an armed forces full-honors retirement ceremony, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey closed out 41 years of service, and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. succeeded him as the highest ranking U.S. military officer.

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