Panetta Hosts Chief Change for National Guard Bureau

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta; Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, outgoing National Guard Bureau chief; and Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, incoming chief, stand during the playing of the national anthem during the change-of-responsibility ceremony for chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks at the change-of-responsibility ceremony for the National Guard Bureau chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, outgoing National Guard Bureau chief, and Army Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass, incoming chief, participate in the change-of-responsibility ceremony for chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, outgoing National Guard Bureau chief, speaks during the change-of-responsibility ceremony for chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. Army Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass replaced McKinley as chief during the event. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, applauds as Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, left, outgoing National Guard Bureau chief, shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass, incoming chief, during the change-of-responsibility ceremony for chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. Grass received his fourth star during the event. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at the change-of-responsibility ceremony for National Guard Bureau chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta swears in Army Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass as National Guard Bureau chief during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. Grass, who received his fouth star during the event, replaced Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, participates in the change-of-responsibility ceremony for National Guard Bureau chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012  Army Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass, left, replaced Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, right, DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Army Lt. Gen. Frank J. Grass, incoming National Guard Bureau chief, delivers remarks at the change-of-responsibility ceremony for chief at the Pentagon, Sept. 7, 2012. Grass, who replaced Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley, received his fourth star during the event. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley