Obama Taps Dempsey

By Tony Bertuca / February 8, 2011 at 10:29 PM

President Obama has officially nominated Gen. Martin Dempsey to become the Army's next chief of staff, according to the Feb. 7 Congressional Record.

Dempsey, currently the chief of Army Training and Doctrine, was recommended for the post by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Jan. 6.

If confirmed by the Senate, Dempsey will replace Gen. George Casey, who is expected to retire in April.

Dempsey has been chief of TRADOC since 2008 and previously served as the interim chief of U.S. Central Command.