Army Gen. David D. McKiernan Retires

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates greets Army Gen. David D. McKiernan prior to his full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. McKiernan served as the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates greets West Point Cadet and daughter of Army Gen. David D. McKiernan, Stephanie McKiernan, prior to her father's full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. David D, McKiernan receives a 21-gun salute from the men and women of the U.S. Army during his full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Gen. George W. Casey, Army Chief of Staff, officiated over the event. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. David D. McKiernan and his wife, Carmen, pay respect during the national anthem prior to his full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Gen. George W. Casey, Army Chief of Staff, left, Army Gen. David D. McKiernan and wife Carmen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pause during McKiernan's full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. David D. McKiernan thanks the men and women of the U.S. Army during his full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Friends, family members and colleagues of U.S. Army Gen. David D. McKiernan give him a round of applause during his full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. David D. McKiernan thanks Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during his full honors retirement ceremony on Fort Myer, Va., July 15, 2009. Gates and Gen. George W. Casey, Army Chief of Staff, officiated over the event. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison