Defense Leaders Attend Army's 238th Birthday Celebration at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • From left, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno; Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III share a moment before the Army’s birthday cake-cutting ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, speaks during the U.S. Army birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. Odierno along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked the oldest and youngest Army members in attendance and thanked the Army for its continued hard work in both war efforts and humanitarian missions. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, speaks during the U.S. Army birthday cake-cutting  ceremony at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh speaks during the Army’s birthday cake-cutting ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh listen to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speak during the Army’s birthday cake-cutting ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the Army’s 238th birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. Hagel thanked the Army for its continued hard work in both war efforts and humanitarian missions. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognizes Army Col. Arthur Wittich, the oldest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington during the Army’s birthday cake-cutting ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • US Army members listen to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speak during the Army’s 238th birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From left, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Segla, the youngest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; cut the Army’s birthday cake during a ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • The U.S. Army celebrates its 238th birthday during a ceremony at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. The Army birthday is June 14, 1775. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • From left, Army Col. Arthur Wittich, the oldest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Segla, the youngest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; share a moment as they prepare to cut the Army’s birthday cake during a ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From left, Army Col. Arthur Wittich, the oldest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Segla, the youngest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; cut the Army’s birthday cake during a ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From left, Army Col. Arthur Wittich, the oldest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Segla, the youngest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; cut the Army’s birthday cake during a ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • From left, Army Col. Arthur Wittich, the oldest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Pvt. 1st Class Andrew Segla, the youngest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington; share a moment as Hagel holds an Army sword high after cutting the U.S. Army birthday cake during a ceremony marking its 238th birthday at the Pentagon, June 13, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo