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JTF-HD and U.S. Army Pacific Host Army Chief of Staff

By JTF-HD Public Affairs


Fort Shafter, HAWAII – The Army's 37th Chief of Staff (COS), General Martin E. Dempsey, stopped in Hawaii recently as part of a scheduled tour of U.S. Army assets in the Pacific theater. U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) were two of the commands he visited while in the 50th state. β€œIt's a great honor to host our Chief of Staff,” said USARPAC Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves.

"My commitment and expectation of this great Army is that we will work on strengthening the bond of trust among those with whom we work, among those whom we support, and among those with whom we march into battle. On that foundation of trust we will overcome any challenge we confront in the future," said Gen. Dempsey.

 
 
The Army's 37th Chief of Staff (COS), General Martin E. Dempsey, stopped in Hawaii recently as part of a scheduled tour of U.S. Army assets in the Pacific theater. U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) were two of the commands he visited while in the 50th state. (Official U.S. Army photos).

Gen. Dempsey assumed his present position on April 11, 2011 and has 36 years of service in a variety of professionally rewarding and developmental positions across the Army in both the generating and operating force. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1974 and later returned to teach at his alma mater as an instructor and Assistant Professor. On May 30, 2011, General Dempsey was selected by President Barack Obama to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is expected to succeed Navy Admiral Michael Mullen when Mullen's term ends on September 30, 2011.

Headquartered at Fort Shafer, Hawaii, JTF-HD's mission is to execute domestic Land Domain operations, in close coordination, with civil authorities, to defeat terrorist threats to the U.S. Homeland (defined as the U.S. States and Territories, Possessions, Commonwealths; and Compact Nations in the Pacific), and when requested/validated, to conduct civil support [Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) or Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA)] operations for all hazards including responding to, and recovering from, natural or man-made disasters across the Pacific.