Panetta Attends U.S. Special Operations Command Change

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta makes remarks about Navy Adm. William H. McRaven before a change of command ceremony at U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. McRaven assumed command from Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson during the ceremony. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, the new commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • A color guard prepares to post the colors during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson relinquished command to Navy Adm. William H. McRaven during the ceremony. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. William H. McRaven listens as Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the audience during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, the new commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of commander ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta attends the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson addresses the audience before the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes the hand of Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, after presenting him the Defense Distinguished Service Medal before the USSOCOM change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta affixes Navy Adm. William H. McRaven's new rank as a four-star admiral along with McRaven's wife at a U.S. Special Operations Command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, unfurls a four-star command flag during his promotion ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • A U.S. Navy band plays during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • A color guard prepares to post the colors during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the audience during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the audience during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, attends the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, and Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, right, applaud Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. Olson relinquished command to McRaven during the ceremony. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, receives the command's flag from Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas H. Smith before relinquishing it to Navy Adm. William H. McRaven during the USSOCOM change of command ceremony held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta hands the U.S. Special Operations Command flag to Adm. William H. McRaven, the new commander of USSOCOM, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, the new commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of commander ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey