Officials Attend Commanders in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos, second from left, and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., left, meet with members of the color guard at the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, and his wife, Deanie, speak with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III , right, and his wife, Jeanne, before the start of the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, right, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, back left, and Deanie Dempsey, center, wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, walk to the ballroom to listen to President Barack Obama's remarks during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks as senior enlisted members representing the separate services look on at the Commander in Chief's Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • President Barack Obama speaks to service members while their senior enlisted advisors listen during the Commander in Chief's Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance their first dance during a performance by singer Jennifer Hudson at the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • President Barack Obama dances with Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria Nelson, and First Lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling during the Commander In Chief's Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, wave to crowd spectators before delivering remarks during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Vice President Joe Biden thanks military members for their service and sacrifice during his remarks at the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, watches as Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Guests listen as Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Vice President Joe Biden dances with Army Staff Sgt. Keesha Dentino while his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, dances with Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Figuero during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, bid farewell before departing the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, talk with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki and his wife, Patricia, during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, back, admire one of Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer's medals during the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega
  • Service members from South Korea congratulate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on beginning their second term in office during a video conference at the Commander in Chief’s Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega