Panetta Receives Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, walks with Scott Bates, left, president of the Center for National Policy, and Peter Kovler, chairman, before the center's awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012. During the dinner, Panetta received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award, which honors the late Muskie for his service in the Navy, as governor of Maine, as U.S. senator and as U.S. secretary of state.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, speakes with Scott Bates, right, president of the Center for National Policy, and Peter Kovler, chairman, before the center's awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's lead political anchor, at the National Press Club, where Panetta received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award from the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens to remarks at the Center for National Policy awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012., where he received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens to remarks at the Center for National Policy awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012, where he received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award from Scott Bates, right, president of the Center for National Policy, and Peter Kovler, left, chairman, during the center's awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012. The award honors Muskie, who died in 1996, for his service in the Navy, as governor of Maine, as U.S. senator and as U.S. secretary of state. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the Center for National Policy awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012, where he received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award for continued dedication to public service. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the Center for National Policy awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012, where he received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the Center for National Policy awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2012, where he received the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award for continued dedication to public service. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo