Defense Leaders Preside Over Command Change for U.S. Southern Command

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, administers the oath of office to Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly at his promotion ceremony before the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. Kelly assumed command from Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser.
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, administers the oath of office to Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly at his promotion ceremony before the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly stands as his daughter, Kate, and daughter-in-law, Heather, pin his fourth star to his collar before the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly stands at attention during his promotion ceremony before the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser before the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From right to left, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser and Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly salute for the national anthem at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes for the national anthem at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony as Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly and Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser look on in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser speaks at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly speaks at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser applaud Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly after he took command of U.S. Southern Command during a ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes the U.S. Southern Command colors from Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser during the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with Karen Kelly, wife of Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly and his mother at the U.S. Southern Command's change-of-command ceremony in Miami, Nov. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo