GEN Martin Dempsey, USA Retired to receive AUSA’s Marshall Award

GEN Martin Dempsey, USA Retired Retired Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 37th Army Chief of Staff, has been selected by the Council of Trustees of the Association of the U.S. Army as the recipient of the 2019 George Catlett Marshall Medal for sustained commitment to America’s armed forces. AUSA’s highest honor for distinguished public service, the award will be presented to Dempsey 16 Oct at the Marshall Dinner, the final event of the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

“Gen. Dempsey exemplifies the characteristics and traits that we seek in our nation’s most senior leaders. He is, to me, the epitome of the selfless leader whose strength of character serves as a model for each of us to emulate. He loves soldiers and their families, and he loves our Army. I am confident that Gen. Marshall would be proud of our choice to honor Gen. Dempsey with the 2019 Marshall Medal,” said retired Gen. Carter F. Ham, Association of the U.S. Army president and CEO.


16 October 2019


Ballroom, Walter E. Washington Convention Center


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