Panetta Thanks Pentagon Staff at Farewell Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, and Michael L. Rhodes, director of administration and management at the Pentagon, stand during the national anthem at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013. Panetta is stepping down as the 23rd defense secretary. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, far left, Michael L. Rhodes, director of administration and management at the Pentagon, and the audience stand during the national anthem at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Michael L. Rhodes, director of administration and management at the Pentagon, introduces Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks the Pentagon staff at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks the Pentagon staff at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks the Pentagon staff at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanks the Pentagon staff at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta departs the stage after thanking the Pentagon staff at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo