Hagel, Dempsey Attend Command Change for U.S. Forces Korea

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, looks at Korean War artifacts with U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, then commander of U.S. Forces Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. Hagel met with Thurman before the U.S. Forces Korea change-of-command ceremony during which Thurman relinquished command to U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shares a laugh with U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, then commander of U.S. Forces Korea, before the change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. Hagel presented Thurman with a firefighter’s helmet with his name on it.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel enter the parade grounds for a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, right, outgoing commanding general of U.S. Forces Korea, stands with U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, back left, incoming commanding general, for a pass in review as part of a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From left to right, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin; U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, outgoing commander of U.S. Forces Korea; and U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, incoming commanding general, stand during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Chuck Hagel, far right, stands during a march in review with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as part of a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, second from left, laughs as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, second from left, look on during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the U.S. Forces Korea change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the U.S. Forces Korea change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin speaks during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the U.S. Forces Korea change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, stands with U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman and his wife, Dee Thurman, during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, outgoing commanding general of U.S. Forces Korea, stands with U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the incoming commanding general, at a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives the battle colors from U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman during the U.S. Forces Korea change-of-command in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, presents the battle colors of U.S. Forces Korea to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, second from left, presents the U.S. Forces Korea battle colors to U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presents U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, outgoing commanding general of U.S. Forces Korea, with an end-of-tour award as Thurman's wife, Dee Thurman, looks on during a change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • South Korean soldiers stand at attention as smoke from a cannon salute rises behind them at a U.S. Forces Korea change-of-command ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. During the ceremony, U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, outgoing commanding general, relinquished command to U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo