Military Leaders Attend Gala for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, and his wife, Linda, attend a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, and his wife, Darleen, attend a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and his wife, Betty, attend a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • A joint color guard holds the U.S. flag during the playing of the national anthem at a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Bonnie Carroll, founder and president of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, gives an emotional speech during a gala to benefit the organization in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • John Roberts, Fox News senior national correspondent and master of ceremonie, asks for a standing ovation for Bonnie Carroll, founder and president of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, during a gala to benefit the organization in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the keynote address during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with Gabrielle and Chris Pierson, sing "The Unicorn" song during a galato benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, introduces Air Force Tech Sgt. John Ferderer, recipient of the Senator Ted Stevens Leadership Award, during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Air Force Tech Sgt. John Ferderer, left, holds the Senator Ted Stevens Leadership Award, with Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. Battaglia presented the award to Ferderer. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Austin and Ashley Audo present the Honor Guard Congressional Award to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno delivers remarks after receiving the Honor Guard Congressional Award during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Children, spouses, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers wave American flags during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Children, spouses, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers wave American flags during a gala to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade