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DoD Leaders Honor Winnefeld at Retirement Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left center, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak with Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., right center, the outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Winnefeld’s son Midshipman 3rd Class James A. Winnefeld III before the start of a retirement ceremony for the admiral on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. Winnefeld retired after 37 years of military service, the last four as vice chairman.  DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Service members salute Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., center left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he walks onto Whipple Field for his retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Service members salute as Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, walks onto Whipple Field for a retirement ceremony honoring Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • A joint color guard presents the colors during a retirement ceremony for Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony for Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony for Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., seated center, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. Seated with Winnefeld are Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Winnefeld’s son Navy Midshipman 3rd Class James A. Winnefeld III. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony for Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens as Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony in Winnefeld's honor on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Navy Midshipman 3rd Class James A. Winnefeld III, son of Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony for his father, the outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Navy Midshipman 3rd Class James A. Winnefeld III, at lectern, son of Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony for his father, seated right, the outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. Sitting with the admiral are Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during a retirement ceremony in his honor on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pins a Defense Distinguished Service Medal on Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during Winnefeld's retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • From left, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, present a Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Mary Winnefeld, wife of Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015, during a retirement ceremony for the admiral. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, exit Whipple Field at the conclusion of the admiral's retirement ceremony on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 31, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp