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Date Of BirthMarch 14, 1952
DiedNovember 23, 1998, Ireland
SpouseDeanie Dempsey
FactFluent in the Irish language, he spent the last 25 years of his life writing the Opera "Marriage of Figaro" in Irish.

Martin Dempsey was born on March 14, 1952 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His parents, William and Anne (née Kelleher) Dempsey, were of Irish descent. He has three sisters: Barbara, Nancy and Sharon. He was educated at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey, and graduated in 1970. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974.

Dempsey began his military career as an Army Ranger and served in a variety of command and staff positions, including two tours in Iraq. In 2003, he was a key planner of the invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. In 2007, he became the commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I), which was responsible for training and equipping the Iraqi security forces.

In 2011, Dempsey was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he was confirmed by the Senate in a unanimous vote. He served in this role for four years, during which time he oversaw the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the beginning of the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.

Dempsey retired from the military in 2015 and joined the board of directors of General Dynamics Corporation. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations and the USO.

Dempsey has been married to his wife, Deanie, for over 40 years. They have three children: Megan, Bryan and Kristin.

Dempsey has an estimated net worth of $4 million. His salary as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was $179,700 per year.

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Full NameMartin Dempsey
Date Of BirthMarch 14, 1952
DiedNovember 23, 1998, Ireland
EducationUnited States Army Command and General Staff College, John S. Burke Catholic High School, United States Military Academy, Duke University, National War College


SpouseDeanie Dempsey
ChildrenChris Dempsey, Caitlin Dempsey, Megan Dempsey


AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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1Fluent in the Irish language, he spent the last 25 years of his life writing the Opera "Marriage of Figaro" in Irish.
2Irish actor, producer, director, playwright, opera singer, voice tutor and occasional conductor of the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra. Also musical director for the Greystones Operatic Society. Began his working life as a civil servant.



Her Own Rules1998TV MoviePub Singer
Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog1998TV SeriesLittle Guard / Little Person #1
Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord1998Maloney's Dad
Runway One1995TV MovieMr. Farrelly
Braveheart1995Drinker No. 1
Saints and Scholars1990ShortCardinal
Shoot to Kill1990TV MovieDefence Counsel at Brannigan's trial
London Embassy1987TV Mini-SeriesFather Willis
Lost Belongings1987TV Mini-SeriesGinger McKee
Remington Steele1987TV SeriesTerence O'Reilly
Eat the Peach1986Quiz Master
James Joyce's Women1985Joyce's father
The Irish R.M.1983-1985TV SeriesMr. Flynn / Pickly, the Singer
Raic1984TV MovieFather Hanlon
Wolcott1981TV Mini-SeriesDI Gilligan
The Outsider1979Van Driver
The Heart's a Wonder1978TV Movie
The Riordans1978TV SeriesMick Nihill
The Purple Taxi1977Police Officer
Play for Today1973-1974TV SeriesUnion Regional Secretary / Donal
Black and Blue1973TV SeriesSuperior
BBC Play of the Month1972TV SeriesMr. Dedalus
The Sinners1970-1971TV Mini-SeriesMr. O'Grady / Faith Mulligan
The McKenzie Break1970Colonel (uncredited)
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width1970TV SeriesMurphy
Wedding Night1970Father Keegan
Public Eye1969TV SeriesGovernor
W. Somerset Maugham1969TV SeriesMr. Gallagher
Armchair Theatre1967-1969TV SeriesBrophy / Milligan
The Jazz Age1968TV SeriesMcShiel
The Devil in the Fog1968TV SeriesSalathiel Treet
The Violent Enemy1967Security Chief
Ulysses1967Simon Dedalus
Tolka Row1964TV SeriesHarry Allen

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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