Panetta Visits University of Louisville, Ky.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta steps off his plane as he arrives in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. Panetta was scheduled to speak on leadership and public service at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gathers his thoughts as he waits to speak to about 1,200 people at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky makes introductory remarks before Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to about 1,200 guests at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012 DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, right, shakes hands with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta before he speaks to about 1,200 people at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to about 1,200 people at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Guests listen as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to people at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks candidly with the McConnell Scholars at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012, as U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, right, looks on. The program includes 40 of the university's undergraduate students who participate in liberal arts seminars and earn scholarships to Washington, D.C., and China. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Members of the McConnell Scholars program listen as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A member of the audience asks a question after Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spoke at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. About 1,200 people attended the event. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta signs a baseball bat for a member of the McConnell Scholars program after he met with the group before speaking at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's autograph stretches across a baseball bat at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., March 1, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett