Panetta Announces U.S. Command Changes in Europe and Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, poses for a photo before announcing that President Barack Obama will nominate U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, left, as the next commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, and U.S. Marine Corps. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Panetta made the announcement during a press conference in Brussels, Oct.10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, second from left, U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, center, U.S. Marine Corps. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., second from right, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen talk informally before Panetta announces U.S. command changes in Europe and Afghanistan during a press conference in Brussels, Oct. 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, left, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, second from left, U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, second from right, and U.S. Marine Corps. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. stand as Panetta announces U.S. command changes in Europe and Afghanistan during a press conference in Brussels, Oct. 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announces that President Barack Obama will nominate U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, left, as the next commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, and U.S. Marine Corps. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next commander of the International Security Assistance Force during a press conference in Brussels, Oct 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen stands as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announces that President Barack Obama will nominate Allen to become the next commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe during a press conference in Brussels, Oct 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, announces U.S. command changes in Europe and Afghanistan as NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, center, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen stand during a press conference in Brussels, Oct. 10, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announces U.S. command changes in Europe and Afghanistan during a conference of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Oct. 10, 2012. U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, center, commander of U.S. European command and NATO’s supreme allied commander in Europe, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps participated in the press conference. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo