Panetta Attends Pacom Change of Command

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta salutes as he is piped in at the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. During the ceremony, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard relinquished command to Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, salutes during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard, right, relinquished command to Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III and retired after nearly 39 years of Navy service. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard, outgoing commander, delivers remarks at the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012.  DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta applauds during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Incoming commander, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III smiles as he makes his remarks during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III speaks during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony March 9, 2012 on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard, left, shakes hands with Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. Willard passed Pacom's reins to Locklear and retired after almost 39 years of service.  DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, congratulates Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, incoming commander, during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A crowd applauds as the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony concludes on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard on his retirement after the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony, March 9, 2012, on Camp H.M. Smith in Honolulu.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Dancers from a hula group of children, or keikis, perform as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command on Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, March 9, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Dancers from a local hula group of children, or keikis, perform during the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony, where Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard relinquished command to Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III on Camp H.M. Smith in Honolulu, March 9, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie congratulates Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III after the U.S. Pacific Command change-of-command ceremony, where he relieved Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard on Camp H.M. Smith in Honolulu, March 9, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Donna Willard comforts her husband, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard, after he retired from almost 39 years of military service and relinquished command of U.S. Pacific Command to Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, March 9, 2012, on Camp H.M. Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth