Posted by Lt. j.g. Carl McLaughlin, Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Gen. Martin Dempsey (center), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses U.S. ice breaking capabilities and polar operations with Coast Guard Capt. George Pellissier (left), commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a polar icebreaker homeported in Seattle, while on board Polar Star in Seattle, Oct. 3, 2012. Gen. and Mrs. Dempsey (center, left) toured the Polar Star and other Coast Guard units as part of a Coast Guard District 13 familiarization tour. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw.