Gates Attends Portrait Unveiling at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who served as the 22nd defense secretary, attends his portrait unveiling at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who served as the 22nd defense secretary, addresses audience members during the ceremony to unveil his portrait at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who served as the 22nd defense secretary, addresses audience members during the ceremony to unveil his portrait at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and his predecessor Robert M. Gates, the 22nd defense secretary, share a laugh during the ceremony to unveil a portrait of Gates at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and his wife, Linda, at the portrait unveiling for Gates at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta congratulates Robert M. Gates, who served as the 22nd defense secretary, at the unveiling of Gates' portrait at the Pentagon, Oct. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley