Gates Honors McChrystal at Retirement Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, left, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center,  and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., right, walk to the parade field for McChrystal's retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's awards await presentation during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Honor Guard soldiers participate in the retirement ceremony for U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army soldiers present the colors during the pass and review for U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal stands at attention during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, left, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, center, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., right, render honors to the American flag during McChrystal's retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, left, receives a standing ovation from U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., right, during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  
 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal watches the U.S. Army band play during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  
 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal performs a pass and review of the troops during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  
 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal inspects the soldiers during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal performs a pass and review of the troops during his retirement ceremony on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  
  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and his wife, Annie, exchange smiles during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and wife, Annie, honor the playing of the national anthem during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  
 DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, awards the Distinguished Service Medal to U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal as he stands with is wife, Annie, during a retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, shakes hands with U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal after presenting him an award during McChrystal's retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. describes U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal during his retirement ceremony:  "For 34 years, Stan McChrystal has been the man in the arena. His face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood of combat in defense of our nation." The ceremony was held on Fort. Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.    U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the retirement ceremony for U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal was lauded as a true warrior, scholar and statesman, and as an expert at irregular warfare, hybrid warfare, counterinsurgency and counter terrorism.   U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal addresses the audience during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates congratulates U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's wife, Annie, during his retirement ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno, commanding general of the U.S. Forces Iraq, embraces U.S. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal at the conclusion of McChrystal's retirment ceremony on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen