Panetta Receives New Service Medal from CIA Acting Director

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, stands with Michael Morell, acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as a citation is read in Morell's honor at the CIA in McLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Before servicing as defense secretary, Panetta was CIA director, overseeing the raid that led to Osama bin Laden’s death. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, presents an award to Michael Morell, left, acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, during Panetta's final visit to the CIA in McLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks during a farewell visit to the CIA in McLlean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire after nearly 50 years of public service. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's dog, Bravo, sits as Panetta delivers remarks to staff during his final visit to the CIA in McLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to staff during his final visit to the CIA in McLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, receives the first Director's Distinguished Service Medal from CIA Acting Director Michael J. Morell as Panetta pays one final visit to the CIA in McLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives the first Director's Distinguished Service Medal from CIA Acting Director Michael J. Morell as Panetta pays one final visit to the CIA in McLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and his golden retriever, Bravo, visit the headquarters of the CIA in MacLean, Va., Feb. 14, 2013. Panetta is preparing to retire but will remain secretary of defense until his successor is confirmed and sworn in. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett