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From the Chairman

16 2013

It is a great privilege to serve as your Chairman for another term. Together we will continue to protect our nation and honor our profession. Over the past 2 years, we have served together on the leading edge of historic changes. We are transitioning from two conflicts and rekindling the skills necessary to provide options against a broad range of threats. We are transitioning tens of thousands of our veterans and their families back into their civilian communities. We are dealing with the reality of deep and rapid budgetary transitions as well. We’re going to see what we’re made of in the months and years ahead. When Joint Force Quarterly published its first issue in the summer of 1993, it featured a military leader who was in the midst of dealing with the transitions of his era. General Colin Powell wrote of his time as Chairman, “Walls have come down, empires have