DOD Leaders Honor Photography Winners

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Army Capt. John Rutledge, one of 12 winners in the  Art in Embassies contest best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. The contest, titled "Serving Abroad ... Through Their Eyes" in honor of Veterans Day, was sponsored by the Defense Department and the State Department's Office of Art in Embassies. 
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks with Alda Kauffeld, a U.S. Agency for International Development worker, at the the Art in Embassies best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. Kauffeld was among 12 "best in show" winners.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to Jonathan Paul Howard, a State Department deputy press attaché, at the Art in Embassies best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. Howard was among the 12 "best in show" winners honored at the event. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • René Bardorf, deputy assistant defense secretary for community outreach, speaks at the Art in Embassies "best in show" awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks at the Art in Embassies "best in show" awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Air Fore Tech Sgt. Joshua Strang at the Art in Embassies best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Army Sgt. Monica Smith of Kentucky at the Art in Embassies best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Pentagon Press Secretary George LIttle presents Air Force Master Sgt. Cohen Young with an award at the Art in Embassies best in show awards ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 30, 2012. Young is assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo