AP sources: Army general picked for Joint Chiefs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two people familiar with President Barack Obama's search for a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff say he has chosen Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.
The two spoke on condition of anonymity because the White House has not announced the decision, which is expected to be made public next Tuesday.
Dempsey is a surprise choice because he just began a four-year term as Army chief of staff on April 11. If confirmed by the Senate, he would succeed Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, whose term ends Oct. 1.