Mullen Attends Change of Command in Kabul, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen addresses audience members during his promotion to commander of the International Security Assistance Force at force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. Allen relieved U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who will serve as the new CIA director. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John R. Allen, U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force, and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrive at force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, for Allen's promotion ceremony, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presides over the promotion ceremony for U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John R. Allen at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John R. Allen stand at attention during the reading of the orders promoting Allen to general at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observes as U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, pin U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen at his promotion ceremony at force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, administers the oath of office to U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen during his promotion ceremony at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, share a laugh before the International Security Assistance Force change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salute during the playing of the national anthem at the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • The U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Band performs the national anthem at the International Security Assistance Force change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan; U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; German Gen. Wolf Langheld, commander, NATO Allied Joint Force Command; U.S. Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command; and U.S. Marine Gen. John R. Allen salute during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, thanks U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after his award presentation during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill, senior enlisted leader for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, passes the force's guidon to Gen. David H. Petraeus, outgoing ISAF Commander, during the ISAF change of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Marine General John R. Allen, left, assumed command from General Petraeus. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen accepts the International Security Assistance Force guidon from German Army Gen. Wolf Langheld, commander, Joint Force Command Brunssum, during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • Karl W. Eikenberry, outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, welcomes U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the new commander of the International Security Assistance Force, during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  •  U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force, receives recognition from fellow leaders during the change-of-command ceremony at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. Petraeus shook hands with U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, far right, the incoming commander; German Army Gen. Wolf Langheld, commander, Joint Force Command Brunssum; and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, applauded. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the crowd during the International Security Assistance Force change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • German Army Gen. Wolf Langheld, Commander, Joint Force Command Brunssum, welcomes U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, incoming commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus addresses the audience during the change-of-command ceremony at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the new commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and German Army Gen. Wolf Langheld, Commander, Joint Force Command Brunssum, applaud during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, incoming commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, addresses the audience during the change-of-command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor