President Barack Obama Makes a Department of Defense Personnel Announcement

President Barack Obama stands with, from left, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld, and Gen. Ray Odierno as he makes a personnel statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 30, 2011. The President nominated Gen. Dempsey to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Winnefeld to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Odierno as Army Chief of Staff.