Defense Leaders Attend 60th Gala of U.S.-South Korean Alliance

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, greets South Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Seo Young, South Korean defense attache, during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013. Before the event, Hagel met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a bilateral discussion. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, speaks with South Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Seo Young, right, South Korean defense attache, before the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left foreground, and Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from left, meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye before the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, meets with South Korean President Park Geun-hye before the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno greets South Korean President Park Geun-hye during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye listen to a toast during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, applauds South Korean President Park Geun-hye during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, hugs a Korean War veteran during the 60th anniversary gala honoring the U.S.-South Korea alliance at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo