President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Gen. Ray Odierno, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld in the Oval Office, May 29, 2011. The President later nominated Gen. Dempsey to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Winnefeld to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Odierno to be Army Chief of Staff.

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Gen. Ray Odierno, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld in the Oval Office, May 29, 2011. The President later nominated Gen. Dempsey to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Winnefeld to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Odierno to be Army Chief of Staff.