Defense Leaders Honor Chiarelli During Retirement Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli and his wife, Beth, before Chiarelli's retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Beth Chiarelli, wife of Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, before her husband's retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, right, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno before Chiarelli's retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta congratulates Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno look on. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli salutes as the national anthem plays during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. Chiarelli's wife, Beth, joined him. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Beth Chiarelli, wife of Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, receives flowers during her husband's retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Members of the Continental Honor Guard participate in the retirement ceremony for Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • The Continental Color Guard participates in the retirement ceremony for Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Col. David P. Anders, left, escorts Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, right, as he conducts a pass and review during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, left, conducts a pass and review during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli walks across the parade field during his retirement ceremony on Joint base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli and his wife, Beth, stand before the Continental Color Guard during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va.,  Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, left, presents the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal to Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, center, during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. Chiarelli's wife, Beth, looks on. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, left, presents a retirement certificate to Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, center, during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. Chiarelli's wife, Beth, second from right, and Odierno's wife, Linda, attended the event. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the retirement ceremony for Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the retirement ceremony for Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli gives his remarks during his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno looks on during the ceremony. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • The drum major leads the U.S. Army Band known as "Pershing's Own" during the retirement ceremony for Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Jan. 31, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade