- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will speak about national security during a visit to the University of Notre Dame this month.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will speak on “America’s National Security Challenges: The View from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs” Saturday in South Bend.

As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. He serves as principal military adviser to the president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council.

Dempsey formerly served as the U.S. Army’s chief of staff. He is a 1974 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a career Army officer.

The lecture is open to the public.

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