Leaders Dedicate National Intrepid Center of Excellence

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The "Commandant's Own" U.S. Marine Corps Band plays during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010.  The Intrepid Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide leading edge services for advanced diagnostics and treatment for service members with psychological health issues and traumatic brain injuries.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Martin Edelman, master of ceremonies, addresses the audience during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • The honor guard posts the colors during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A wounded warrior salutes during the playing of the national anthem during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley renders honors during the playing of the national anthem during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli salutes during the playing of the national anthem during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Marines wounded in combat applaud during the dedication of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, addresses the audience during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010.  The Intrepid Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide leading edge services for advanced diagnostics and treatment for service members with Psychological Health issues and Traumatic Brain Injury.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Navy Rear Adm. Matthew Nathan, Commander of the Navy Medicine National Capital Area and National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., addresses the audience during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Kenneth Fisher, chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, addresses the audience during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  •  Tammy Duckworth , a wounded warrior and assistant secretary for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs, addresses the audience during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • More than 1,700 people, including wounded warriors, Defense Department officials, military leaders, government representatives, donors and many more attend the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A Medal of Honor recipient attends the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Aaron Mankin, a wounded warrior, applauds during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A wounded warrior kisses his daughter during the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Kenneth Fisher, Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation, left, and Arnold Fisher, Honorary Chairman of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, right cut the ribbon to official open the National Intrepid Center of Excellence during a dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. Defense Department officials in attendance included Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James E. Cartwright, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, among others. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • More than 1,700 people, including wounded warriors, Defense Department officials, military leaders, government representatives, donors and many more attend the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • More than 1,700 people, including wounded warriors, Defense Department officials, military leaders, government representatives, donors and many more attend the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Tammy Duckworth , a wounded warrior and assistant secretary for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs, shares a laugh with U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. of Georgia, left, and others after the National Intrepid Center of Excellence dedication ceremony at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center, Md., June 24, 2010.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen