Second Facebook Town Hall with General Martin E. Dempsey
By Stew Webb and Remmic Lewis
General Martin E. Dempsey is inviting the public to submit questions on his Facebook page again.
The first ever Facebook Town Hall took place 3 months ago on December 5th. Dempsey was impressed and dedicated one hour to responding to as many topics as time would allow. Each of the nineteen responses given were well stated, generous in length considering the time limit and gave the impression that the General is someone who truly cares about engaging the public and hearing their concerns.
In a follow up article to the event, General Dempsey said of such opportunities:
“I’ve also watched social media’s role in exposing the military experience to the citizens we defend, ranging from humor to debate. I’m impressed with how our nation’s understanding of the military has changed especially since 2001. As service members or veterans, we have a role in broadening and deepening that relationship with our nation, and social media can certainly help.” http://tinyurl.com/opqyghf
General Dempsey has served as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and principal military adviser to the President since October 1, 2011. He graduated 40 years ago this June from West Point Military Academy, an accomplishment he was hesitant to pursue until he was quilted into it by his Irish Catholic Mother. Thank you warontherocks.com for that conversation:
A recent appearance on PBS yielded information on the high number of removals from the United States Military, budget cuts, Ukraine and more. It’s worth a listen: http://tinyurl.com/pgpeqyh
I continue to see the highest ranking military officer in the United States stress the “Profession of Arms” after 10 -12 years of conflict in which things got “sloppy” and I am grateful for his resistance to the insane agenda to strike Syria, the preference of diplomacy over hasty force in regards to recent conflicts and impressive testimonies on budget cuts along with efforts to listen to and encourage the men and women of the Military and their families while encouraging better relations between those that serve and the general public.
and will be answered Thursday March 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM EST: http://tinyurl.com/lfa4pqn
General Martin E. Dempsey Bio: http://www.jcs.mil/Leadership/ArticleView/tabid/3893/Article/774/general-martin-e-dempsey.aspx
General Martin E. Dempsey Joint Staff Chief of Staff on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/thejointstaff
General Martin E. Dempsey first Facebook Town Hall December 5, 2013