Hagel Welcomes New Air Force Secretary to Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shares a light moment with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III before the start of the welcome ceremony for Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James (not pictured) at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2014. James was officially sworn in Dec. 20, 2013, and serves as the 23rd secretary. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel swears in Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a welcome ceremony at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III render honors during the national anthem before the welcome ceremony for James at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2014.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the welcome ceremony for Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2014.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James embraces her family after the welcome ceremony for her at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2014.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler