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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey vistis the Academy

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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes a look at the model of the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle that he received as a gift after speaking to cadets, faculty and staff at Leamy Hall on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Dempsey, by law the nation's highest-ranking military officer, is the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.

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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings "The Army Goes Rolling Along" along with members of the Coast Guard Academy Idlers after speaking to cadets, faculty and staff at Leamy Hall on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Dempsey, by law the nation's highest-ranking military officer, is the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.

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Coast Guard cadets applaud Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he opens his talk to cadets, faculty and staff at Leamy Hall on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 with the announcement that he has declared a late reck for cadets Friday. Dempsey, by law the nation's highest-ranking military officer, is the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.

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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers a cadets question while speaking to cadets, faculty and staff at Leamy Hall on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Dempsey, by law the nation's highest-ranking military officer, is the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.

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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to cadets, faculty and staff at Leamy Hall on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Dempsey, by law the nation's highest-ranking military officer, is the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.

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