General Martin Dempsey, U.S. Army, retired, who in September 2015 concluded his 41 years of military service and his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be a featured speaker Tuesday, April 19, during the business program of the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, FL.
The news follows December’s announcement that John Boehner, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will keynote the event on Sunday, April 17, at The Breakers.
“NACDS members are going to hear from the very leader and patriot whom the President and Secretary of Defense heard from, as recently as a few months ago, on the most pressing national security topics,” said NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson. “With former Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey and former House Speaker John Boehner on the program, the NACDS Annual Meeting will present the best-qualified and most-timely speakers on issues continuing to unfold in the national and international arenas.”
Dempsey assumed the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from his prior position as chief of staff of the United States Army, which he held in 2011. His post-military career includes a teaching position at Duke University in public policy and leadership and a role as the special advisor to the commissioner of the National Basketball Association for leader development and youth programs.