Dempsey Visits Germany, Presides Over Africom Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, center, and U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham meet in Stuttgart, Germany, April 4, 2013. Dempsey traveled to Germany to meet with senior leaders and preside over a U.S. Africa Command ceremony during which Rodriguez succeeded Ham as commander. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks about U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham's service before they participate in the U.S. Africa Command ceremony at the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham delivers remarks before the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham stands before turning over command of U.S. Africa Command to U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Christi Ham, wife of U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, before the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. Carter is the outgoing commander. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and and U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham talk with a girl after the U.S. Africa Command's change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, second from left, and U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez stand during a U.S. Africa Command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. During the event, Rodriquez assumed command from Ham, becoming Africom's third leader. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, center, and U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez participate in a U.S. Africa Command ceremony during which Rodriquez assumed command from Ham in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, and U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, incoming commander of U.S. Africa Command, applaud U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, outgoing commander, during the change-of-ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, seated left, assumed command from U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham and U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez enjoy a light moment at the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriquez, the incoming U.S. Africa Command commander, delivers remarks during a ceremony in which he succeeded U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham as leader at the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham speaks at the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. Carter relinquished command to U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with a senior Libyan army general after the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Egyptian army generals after the U.S. Africa Command change-of-command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, April 5, 2013.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen