Panetta Attends Army Ceremony for Chief Change

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • From left to right: Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Secretary John McHugh, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, and new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno attend a change-of-responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • U.S. Army honor guard members stand at attention during the change-of-responsibility ceremony as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey transitioned responsibility to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • From left to right: Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Secretary John McHugh, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, and new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, attend a change-of-responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, conducts a final troop inspection as the outgoing chief of staff during a change-of-responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed responsibility from Dempsey as the 38th Army chief of staff.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps conducts a pass and review at the change-of-responsibility ceremony in which Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey transitioned responsibility as Army chief of staff to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Secretary John McHugh awards outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey the Army Distinguished Service Medal during a ceremony in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. Dempsey relinquished his post to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the new chief of staff. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Secretary Secretary Leon E. Panetta applauds outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey after he was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal during a ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Secretary John McHugh administers the oath of office to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Army chief of staff, accompanied by his wife, Linda, during a ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Secretary John McHugh administers the oath of office to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Army chief of staff, during a ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • The U.S. Army Old Guard conducts a pass and review during the change-of-responsibility ceremony at which Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno became the Army chief of staff in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, and Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, left, conduct a troop inspection during the change-of-responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, conducts a troop inspection with Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno during the Army change-of-responsibility ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Secretary John McHugh delivers remarks at the chang- of-responsibility ceremony in which Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey transitioned responsibility to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps conducts a pass and review during the change-of-responsibility ceremony at which Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno became the Army chief of staff in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at the change-of-responsibility ceremony as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey transitioned responsibility to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Secretary John McHugh delivers remarks at the change-of-responsibility ceremony in which Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey transitioned responsibility to Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno delivers remarks as the new Army chief of staff during a ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense  Secretary Leon E. Panetta sits beside outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during a ceremony in which Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed responsibility as the next chief of staff on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011.  DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno steps down from the reviewing stand before delivering remarks as the new Army chief of staff during a ceremony in Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 7, 2011. DOD photo by  U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey