Odierno Hosts U.S. Army Pacific Change-of-command Ceremony on Fort Shafter

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Pacific subordinate units march across the field during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presided over the ceremony in which Army Gen. Vicent Brooks succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski as commander of U.S. Army Pacific. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Pacific subordinate units participate in a change-of-command ceremony in which Army Gen. Vicent Brooks succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski as commander of U.S. Army Pacific on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • U.S. Army Pacific Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, right, passes the unit's colors to outgoing commander Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, center left, as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, left, and incoming commander Army Gen. Vicent Brooks, center right, look on during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, center, outgoing commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, passes the unit's colors to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, left, during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno passes the unit's colors to Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, incoming commander of U.S. Army Pacific, during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, incoming commander of U.S. Army Pacific, returns the unit's colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presided over the ceremony in which Brooks succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski as commander. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno receives the Inouye Star from Irene Inouye, widow of late Hawaiian Senator Daniel K. Inouye, during the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. Senator Inouye was instrumental in the approval of the transition of U.S. Army Pacific to a four-star general command. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Irene Inouye, widow of late Hawaiian Senator Daniel K. Inouye, addresses the audience during the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno makes remarks during the change-of-command ceremony in which Army Gen. Vicent Brooks succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski as commander of U.S. Army Pacific on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, makes remarks during the change-of-command ceremony in which Army Gen. Vicent Brooks succeeded Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski as commander of U.S. Army Pacific on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, outgoing commander of U.S. Army Pacific, makes remarks during the change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Haawaii, July 2, 2013. Weircinski served as U.S. Army Pacific commander since March 2011, and is retiring after 34 years of service. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Gen. Vincent Brooks makes remarks as the incoming commander of U.S. Army Pacific during a change-of-command ceremony on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno talks with Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono at U.S. Army Pacific headquarters on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade