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Dempsey Meets With French Counterparts

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, outside the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. Dempsey traveled to Paris to meet with defense officials. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • The commander of a French military honor guard salutes during a welcome ceremony for U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, not shown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outside the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, salute during a welcome ceremony for Dempsey outside the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Members of a French military honor guard stand in formation during a welcome ceremony for U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, not shown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outside the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, outside the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center, and French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, meet with their staff members at the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, meet with their staff members at the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks with French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, at the French Ministry of Defense in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with journalists Sagar Meghani, David Cloud and Bob Burns in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • From left, journalists Sagar Meghani, David Cloud and Bob Burns interview U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, foreground, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • The French Legion of Honor medal rests on a pillow before French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, awards it to U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. The medal, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in1802, is the highest decoration in France.  DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, foreground, chief of defense staff, helps place the French Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014.  DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks after receiving the French Legion of Honor medal in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Wearing the French Legion of Honor medal, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of defense staff, as Dempsey's wife, Deanie, looks on in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • An open window shows a night view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sept. 18, 2014.  
 DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen