Obama Announces His Pick for New Joint Chief’s of Staff

by Ayvaunn Penn, YourBlackWorld.com

With U.S. troops still overseas combating in Afghanistan and Iraq, President Obama completed alterations to his national security team. He announced General Martin Dempsey, a forty-year army veteran, as his new Joint Chief’s of Staff.

Having served as Army Chief of Staff for merely a month, Dempsey is replacing current chairman — Admiral Mike Mullen — who is retiring this fall. Obama calls Dempsey “one of our nations’s most respected and combat-tested generals,” and this announcement rounds off Mr. President’s new selections for top military advisors.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer degreed in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works visit ayvaunnpenn.wordpress.com. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black World, email submissions to ayvaunnpennspokenword at gmail dot com.


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