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This is a group photograph of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF and several rs in Chiefs taken on July 1, 1983, in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF dining room, located in the Pentagon. Shows (left to right): U.S. Navy Adm. Wesley L. McDonald, r in CHIEF, US Atlantic Command; U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Paul X. Kelley, Commandant of the Marine Corps; U.S. Army GEN. Paul F. Gorman, r in CHIEF, US Southern Command; U.S. Army LT. GEN. Robert C. Kingston, r in CHIEF, US Central Command; U.S. Army GEN. John A. Wickham, CHIEF of STAFF, US Army; U.S. Army GEN. Wallace H. Nutting, r in CHIEF, US Readiness Command; U.S. Air Force GEN. James V. Hartinger,...

This is a group photograph of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF and several rs in Chiefs taken on July 1, 1983, in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF dining room, located in the Pentagon. Shows (left to right): U.S. Navy Adm. Wesley L. McDonald, r in CHIEF, US Atlantic Command; U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Paul X. Kelley, Commandant of the Marine Corps; U.S. Army GEN. Paul F. Gorman, r in CHIEF, US Southern Command; U.S. Army LT. GEN. Robert C. Kingston, r in CHIEF, US Central Command; U.S. Army GEN. John A. Wickham, CHIEF of STAFF, US Army; U.S. Army GEN. Wallace H. Nutting, r in CHIEF, US Readiness Command; U.S. Air Force GEN. James V. Hartinger,...

This is an official photograph of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF and the members of the Joint STAFF taken on June 28, 1984. Shows (seated left to right): U.S. Army GEN. John A. Wickham, CHIEF of STAFF, U.S. Army; U.S. Force GEN. Charles A. Gabriel, CHIEF of STAFF, U.S. Force; U.S. Army GEN. John W. Vessey, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; U.S. Navy Adm. James D. Watkins, CHIEF of Naval Operations; and U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Paul X. Kelley, Commandant of the Marine Corps. Also shows (standing third from left to third from right): U.S. Army LT. GEN. Fred K. Mahaffey, U.S. Army Deputy CHIEF of STAFF, Operations and Plans, and Director, Washington Headquarters Services; U.S....

The Honorable Leslie ("Les") Aspin, Jr., (third from right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, holds his first official meeting with the Joints Chiefs of STAFF: U.S. Army GEN. Colin L. Powell (second from right), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; U.S. Navy Adm. David E. Jeremiah (right), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; U.S. Air Force GEN. Merrill A. ("Tony") McPeak (fourth from right), Air Force CHIEF of STAFF; U.S. Army GEN. Gordon R. Sullivan (second from left), Army CHIEF of STAFF; U.S. Navy Adm. Frank B. Kelson, II (left, behind Gen Sullivan), CHIEF of Naval Operations; and U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Carl E. Mundy (third from left), Commandant of the Marine Corps, after his...

William Jefferson Clinton (center, left, dark blue jacket), President of the United States, poses for a picture with: U.S. Navy Adm. Frank B Kelso II (left), CHIEF of Naval Operations; U.S. Army GEN. Gordon R. Sullivan; U.S. Army CHIEF of STAFF, GEN. Colin L Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; the Honorable Leslie"Les"Aspin, U.S. Secretary of Defense; U.S. Air Force GEN. Merrill"Anthony"McPeak, U.S. Air force CHIEF of STAFF; U.S. Navy Adm. David E. Jeremiah, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; and U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Carl E. Mundy, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on April 8, 1993. OSD Package No. A07D-00174 (DOD PHOTO by...

The Honorable Leslie"Les"Aspin (at podium), U.S. Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), holds a Press Conference at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on April 28, 1993, to discuss the subject of Women Pilots in Combat Aircraft. Accompanying the SECDEF, from the left, are: U.S. Navy Adm. Frank B Kelso II, CHIEF of Naval Operations; U.S. Air Force GEN. Merrill"Anthony"McPeak, U.S. Air Force CHIEF of STAFF; U.S. Army GEN. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army CHIEF of STAFF; and U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Carl E. Mundy, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps. OSD Package No. A07D-00196 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

This is an official photograph of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF taken in the Pentagon on April 11, 1994. Shows (left to right): U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Carl E. Mundy, Commandant of the Marine Corps; U.S. Army GEN. Gordon R. Sullivan, CHIEF of STAFF, US Army; U.S. Air Force GEN. Merrill A. McPeak, CHIEF of STAFF, U.S. Air Force; U.S. Navy Adm. Frank B. Kelso, II, CHIEF of Naval Operations; U.S. Army GEN. John M. D. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; and U.S. Navy Adm. William A. Owens, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF. OSD Package No. A07D-00379 (DOD PHOTO by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

This is an official photograph of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF taken on April 11, 1994, in the Pentagon. Shows (left to right): U.S. Army GEN. Gordon R. Sullivan, CHIEF of STAFF, US Army; U.S. Navy Adm. Frank B. Kelso, II, CHIEF of Naval Operations; U.S. Army GEN. John M. D. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; U.S. Navy Adm. William A. Owens, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; U.S. Air Force GEN. Merrill A. McPeak, CHIEF of STAFF, U.S. Air Force; and U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Carl E. Mundy, Commandant of the Marine Corps. OSD Package No. A07D-00379 (DOD PHOTO by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (foreground, right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, hosts a meeting with, from the left, U.S. Army GEN. Thomas A. Schwartz, Commander in CHIEF (CINC), United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command (CFC), United States Forces Korea (USFK), GEN. Tommy R. Franks, Commander in CHIEF, U.S. Central Command (CINCENT), U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander in CHIEF, Pacific Command, and U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Commander in CHIEF, Allied Forces Southern Europe, meet at the at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Mar. 27, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (foreground, right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, hosts a meeting with, from the left, U.S. Army GEN. Thomas A. Schwartz, Commander in CHIEF (CINC), United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command (CFC), United States Forces Korea (USFK), GEN. Tommy R. Franks, Commander in CHIEF, U.S. Central Command (CINCENT), U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Commander in CHIEF, Allied Forces Southern Europe, and U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander in CHIEF, Pacific Command, meet at the at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Mar. 27, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, hosts a meeting with, from the left, U.S. Army GEN. Thomas A. Schwartz, Commander in CHIEF (CINC), United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command (CFC), United States Forces Korea (USFK), GEN. Tommy R. Franks, Commander in CHIEF, U.S. Central Command (CINCENT), U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Commander in CHIEF, Allied Forces Southern Europe, and U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander in CHIEF, Pacific Command, meet at the at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Mar. 27, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (foreground, right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, hosts a meeting with, from the left, U.S. Army GEN. Thomas A. Schwartz, Commander in CHIEF (CINC), United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command (CFC), United States Forces Korea (USFK), GEN. Tommy R. Franks, Commander in CHIEF, U.S. Central Command (CINCENT), U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Commander in CHIEF, Allied Forces Southern Europe, and U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander in CHIEF, Pacific Command, meet at the at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Mar. 27, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

U.S. Delegates seated during Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in the Cabinet Room at the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. Pictured left-to-right: U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld; and U.S. Secretary of State The Honorable Colin L. Powell. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), speaks during the Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in the Cabinet Room at the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. Pictured left is U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair (left), Commander, U.S. Pacific Command answers questions during a press conference held at the conclusion of Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks. U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld listens to the response. The press conference is taking place in the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. and Australian Delegates seated during Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in the Cabinet Room at the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. Pictured left-to-right: U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld; U.S. Secretary of State The Honorable Colin L. Powell; Australian Minister of Defense Peter Reith; Australian Prime Minister John Howard; and Royal Australian Navy Adm. Chris Barrie, Australian CHIEF of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. and Australian Delegates seated during Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in the Cabinet Room at the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. Pictured left-to-right: U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld; U.S. Secretary of State The Honorable Colin L. Powell; and Australian Minister of Defense Peter Reith. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. and Australian Delegates seated during Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in the Cabinet Room at the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. Pictured foreground-to-background: U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld; U.S. Secretary of State The Honorable Colin L. Powell; Australian Minister of Defense Peter Reith and Australian Prime Minister John Howard. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Dennis C. Blair, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (left) and U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld; answers a question during a press conference at the conclusion of Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in the Cabinet Room at the Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, on July 30, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. Paul Holcomb) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), gives a speech during the dedication ceremony of the newly built Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center (NMPCC) at Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, Apr. 14, 2004. The new center is named in honor of Adm. Chester Nimitz and U.S. Army Douglas MacArthur and is one of the nation's premier facilities for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) systems. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. JonDior Ferrell) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (seated center), Secretary of Defense, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left) and Adm. Vern Clark listen to the Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, addressing the CHIEF of Naval Operations during a change of command ceremony on July 22, 2005. Adm. Mike Mullen relieved Adm. Vern Clark as CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) during a late-morning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left), incoming CHIEF of Naval Operations, and The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), U.S. Secretary of Defense, applaud Adm. Vern Clark, outgoing CHIEF of Naval Operations; after the reading of his official orders during the CHIEF of Naval Operations Change of Command Ceremony being conducted at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on July 22, 2005. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 2nd Class Daniel J. McClain) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, is escorted by U.S. Navy Adm. Rod Rempt (right), Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and is greeted by"Plebes"at the Naval Academy, Annapolis Md. All midshipmen begin the four-year program with"Plebe"Summer, a period designed to turn civilians into Midshipmen. Secretary Rumsfeld was in Annapolis attending the CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) change of command ceremony on July 22, 2005. Adm. Mike Mullen relieved Adm. Vern Clark as CHIEF of Naval Operations during a late-morning ceremony. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left), CHIEF of Naval Operations, shakes hands with The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), U.S. Secretary of Defense, as Adm. Vern Clark (right), outgoing CHIEF of Naval Operations, applauds, at the conclusion of the CHIEF of Naval Operations Change of Command Ceremony conducted at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on July 22, 2005. (DoD photo by Ken Mierzejewski) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), Secretary of Defense, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left) and Adm. Vern Clark listen to the invocation during a change of command ceremony on July 22, 2005. Adm. Mike Mullen relieved Adm. Vern Clark as CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) during a late-morning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left), incoming CHIEF of Naval Operations; The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), U.S. Secretary of Defense; and Adm. Vern Clark, outgoing CHIEF of Naval Operations; stand and salute during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of the CHIEF of Naval Operations Change of Command Ceremony being conducted at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on July 22, 2005. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 2nd Class Daniel J. McClain) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense receives a briefing by U.S. Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating, Commander, U.S. Northern Command on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Baton Rouge, La., as U.S. Air Force GEN. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; and U.S. Army MAJ. GEN. Bennett Landreneau, review documents. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. GEN. William T. Lord (standing, right), Commander, 81st Training Wing, briefs (seated left to right) Mississippi Air National Guard (MSANG) MAJ. GEN. Harold Cross, Adjutant General, MSANG; U.S. Air Force GEN. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of STAFF; the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense; and U.S. Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating, Commander, U.S. Northern Command; during their visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., on Sept. 4, 2005, to meet with U.S. Air Force personnel and to survey the damage to the base caused by Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. Mike Buytas) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Brig. GEN. William T. Lord (standing, right), Commander, 81st Training Wing, briefs Mississippi Air National Guard (MSANG) MAJ. GEN. Harold Cross (seated, third from left), Adjutant General, MSANG; U.S. Air Force GEN. Richard B. Myers (seated, fourth from left), Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of STAFF; the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (seated, fifth from left), U.S. Secretary of Defense; and U.S. Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating (seated, sixth from left), Commander, U.S. Northern Command; during their visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., on Sept. 4, 2005, to meet with U.S. Air Force personnel and to survey the damage to the base caused by Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Air Force...

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense answer reporters'questions during an operational briefing on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, held in Baton Rouge, La. Pictured left-to-right in the background; U.S. Air Force GEN. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF; U.S. Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating, Commander, U.S. Northern Command; U.S. Army MAJ. GEN. Bennett Landreneau; and The Honorable David Vitter, U.S. Senator, La. (Rep). (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Kevin J. Gruenwald) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers a question during a press conference, with U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, in the Pentagon on Nov. 15, 2005. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Nov. 15, 2005. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Nov. 15, 2005. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Nov. 15, 2005. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Nov. 15, 2005. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Nov. 15, 2005. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

U.S. President George W. Bush (foreground), and his national security team gather in the Pentagon's Executive Support Center for briefings on the latest developments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the war on terror Jan. 4, 2006. Pictured left to right: CHIEF of STAFF to the President U.S. Navy Adm. Andrew Card; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace; Secretary of State The Honorable Condoleezza Rice; Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld; and U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney. (DOD photo by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, is being interviewed by Brett Baier (not shown), Fox TV News, for a feature on The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (not shown), U.S. Secretary of Defense, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2006. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. Myles D. Cullen) (Released)

Brett Baier (right), Fox TV News, interviews U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, for a feature on The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (not shown), U.S. Secretary of Defense, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19, 2006. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. Myles D. Cullen) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, respond to questions at a press conference at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, respond to questions at a press conference at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press conference in the Pentagon on Feb. 1, 2006. (DoD photo by TECH. SGT. Sean P. Houlihan) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, meet with Jaap de Hoop, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeely) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeely) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeely) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeely) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., March 23, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeely) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani (left), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, address questions from the media in the Pentagon Press room, Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2006. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. Myles D. Cullen) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani (left), Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, listens as The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, answer questions from members of the media in the Pentagon press room in Washington, District of Columbia. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. Myles Cullen) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating (left), Commander of the U.S. Northern Command, participate in a press conference at the United States Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Co., May 31, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (3rd from left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. William Fallon (2nd from left), Commander, Pacific Command, address the Singapore local media during a roundtable discussion at the 5th International Institute for Security Studies Asia Security Summit at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, on Jun. 4, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (center), U.S. Secretary of Defense, Mohamed Najib bin Abdul Razak (right), Malaysian Minister of Defense, and U.S. Navy Adm. William Fallon (left), Commander, Pacific Command, address the press at the 5th International Institute for Security Studies Asia Security Summit at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, on Jun. 4, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (left), CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), meets with GEN. Franciszek Gagor, Polish CHIEF of Defense, during an office call at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., on Sept. 21, 2006. GEN. Gagor is on an official visit to the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy CHIEF Musician John Fisher and Musician 1ST Class Shana Sullivan perform a duet during the Concert on the Avenue held at the U.S Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, 2006. The event was hosted by U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations and his wife Mrs. Deborah Mullen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Musician's 1ST Class Adam Tyler and Casey Elliott perform a duet at the Concert on the Avenue held at the U.S Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, 2006. The event was hosted by U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations and his wife Mrs. Deborah Mullen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations and his wife Mrs. Deborah Mullen, enjoy a performance by the U.S. Navy Band at the U.S. Navy Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, 2006. Adm. Mullen and his wife hosted this event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations and his wife Mrs. Deborah Mullen arrive at the USN Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 22, 2006 during a performance by the U.S. Navy band. Adm. Mullen and his wife hosted the event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), addresses nearly 1,000 military and civilian personnel during an All-Hands call at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South, Millington, Tenn., Sept. 7, 2006. Adm. Mullen discussed his vision on leadership and the status of the Navy's Individual Augmentation Program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Apprentice Ken Ingram) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), addresses Seebees at an All-Hands call at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss., on Sept. 8, 2006. Adm. Mullen discussed subjects particular to Seabee units and their families assigned in the Gulf States Region after Hurricane Katrina struck the area one year ago. He also thanked the units for their dedication following the storm and subsequent deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), takes questions at an All-Hands call at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss., on Sept. 8, 2006. Adm. Mullen discussed subjects particular to Seabee units and their families assigned in the Gulf States Region after Hurricane Katrina struck the area one year ago. He also thanked the units for their dedication following the storm and subsequent deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), addresses Seebees at an All-Hands call at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss., on Sept. 8, 2006. Adm. Mullen discussed subjects particular to Seabee units and their families assigned in the Gulf States Region after Hurricane Katrina struck the area one year ago. He also thanked the units for their dedication following the storm and subsequent deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations, addresses assembled guests and dignitaries, including the First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush (center), during the commissioning ceremony of the Virginia Class New Attack Submarine USS TEXAS (775) at Galveston, Texas on Sept. 9, 2006. The second boat in her class, TEXAS is able to attack targets ashore with highly accurate cruise missiles and conduct covert long-term surveillance of land areas, littoral waters or other naval forces. Other missions include anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, special forces delivery and support, mine delivery and minefield mapping. (U.S. Navy photo by LT. Mark Jones) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), participates in the 3rd Annual Radio Days at the Pentagon at Arlington, Va., on Sept. 11, 2006. Adm. Mullen, along with other Department of Defense senior leadership, spoke with 30 local and nationally syndicated radio programs, broadcasting live, on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), participates in the 3rd Annual Radio Days at the Pentagon at Arlington, Va., on Sept. 11, 2006. Adm. Mullen, along with other Department of Defense senior leadership, spoke with 30 local and nationally syndicated radio programs, broadcasting live, on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

US Navy Adm. Gary Roughead (center), Commander, US Pacific Fleet salutes during the US 7th Fleet Change-of-Command ceremony at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. During the event, USN Vice Adm. Greenert relinquished his command of the fleet to USN Vice Adm. Doug Crowder. Operating in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, the 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, with 40-50 ships and approximately 20,000 USN Sailors and US Marine Corps personnel assigned at any given time. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 3rd Class Tucker M. Yates (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. John B. Nathman, behind the podium, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, leads the cheers during the final flight ceremony of the U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., on Sept. 22, 2006. The ceremony marked the official retirement of the Tomcat after 36 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (right), CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), poses for a photograph with Mrs. Birgit Smith and her son David at the christening of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship USS FREEDOM (LCS 1), seen in the background, at Marinette, Wis., on Sept. 23, 2006. Mrs. Smith is the sponsor of the ship. Her initials are welded on the ship's keel. Her husband, U.S. Army SGT. First Class Paul Ray Smith, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (right), CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), talks with Mrs. Birgit Smith (left) and Rear Adm. Charles S. Hamilton (center) at the christening of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) at Marinette, Wis., on Sept. 23, 2006. Mrs. Smith is the sponsor of the ship. Her initials are welded on the ship's keel. Her husband, U.S. Army SGT. First Class Paul Ray Smith, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (right), CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks with local Navy Sea Cadets after the christening of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) at Marinette, Wis., on Sept. 23, 2006. LCS is a fast, highly maneuverable and networked surface combatant with operational flexibility to execute focused missions such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare and humanitarian relief. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks during the christening of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) at Marinette, Wis., on Sept. 23, 2006. LCS is a fast, highly maneuverable and networked surface combatant with operational flexibility to execute focused missions, such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare and humanitarian relief. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (right), CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks with the press after the christening of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) at Marinette, Wis., on Sept. 23, 2006. LCS is a fast, highly maneuverable and networked surface combatant with operational flexibility to execute focused missions such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare and humanitarian relief. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class (AW) Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

(From left-to-right), U.S. Army GEN. Richard Cody, left, U.S. Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard, U.S. Air Force GEN. John D.W. Corley and U.S. Marine Corps Marine LT. GEN. James F. Amos, representing the individual branches of the armed forces, listen during a Medal of Honor flag presentation ceremony aboard the USS CONSTITUTION, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, at Boston Harbor, Mass., on Sept. 30, 2006. More than 70 Medal of Honor recipients participated in the event. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard (right) Vice CHIEF of Naval Operations (VCNO), presents Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Navy LT. ohn Finn with a newly created Medal of Honor Flag aboard the USS CONSTITUTION at Boston Harbor, Mass., on Sept. 30, 2006. As a U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman, Finn was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in manning a .50-caliber machine gun and fending off the attacks of apanese warplanes at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station, Hawaii, on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad...

U.S. Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard Vice CHIEF of Naval Operations (VCNO), speaks duirng a Medal of Honor flag presentation aboard the USS CONSTITUTION, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, at Boston Harbor, Mass., on Sept. 30, 2006. More than 70 Medal of Honor recipients participated in the event. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard Vice CHIEF of Naval Operations (VCNO), salutes as he arrives aboard the USS CONSTITUTION, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, for a Medal of Honor flag presentation at Boston Harbor, Mass., on Sept. 30, 2006. More than 70 Medal of Honor recipients participated in the event. The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor, awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

Republic of Montenegro CHIEF of Defense, LT. COL. GEN. Jovan Lakcevic, foreground, and U.S. Navy Adm. Harry G. Ulrich, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples, salute at Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, on Oct. 2, 2006. LT. COL. GEN. Lakcevic is visiting the base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Sarah Bir) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Harry G. Ulrich, left, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples, welcomes LT. COL. GEN. Jovan Lakcevic, Republic of Montenegro CHIEF of Defense, during his visit at Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, on Oct. 2, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Sarah Bir) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) welcomes guests to a special concert celebrating the 213th birthday of the U.S. Navy. The concert, performed by the U.S. Navy Band and hosted by Navy veteran and Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine was a special salute to Navy shipmates from the post WWII era entitled"I am an American Sailor."(U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), addresses guests at the Mississippi Gulf Coast's 28th annual Salute to the Military. The Salute to the Military, sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the significant contributions area military installations and personnel make to the Gulf Coast community. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Sean Mulligan) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr. (second right), Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS), is joined by U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (left), (Rep) of Mississippi, U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor (right), (Dem.) of Mississippi, to present the Thomas V. Fredian Community Service Award to AerographerΘs mate 1ST John Runyan. The presentation was conducted during the Mississippi Gulf Coast's 28th annual Salute to the Military. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Sean Mulligan) (Released)

(From left-to-right), The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, and U.S. Army GEN. Bantz J. Craddock, show their respect during the playing of the national anthem during the U.S. Southern Command Change-of-Command ceremony at Miami, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2006. Adm. Stavridis relinquished GEN. Craddock of his command during the event. (DoD photo by James M. Bowman) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis gives his remarks while, (seated from (left-to-right), The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, and U.S. Army GEN. Bantz J. Craddock, listen during the U.S. Southern Command Change-of-Command ceremony at Miami, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2006. Adm. Stavridis relinquished GEN. Craddock of his command during the event. (DoD photo by James M. Bowman) (Released)

(From left-to-right), The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, and U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, listen to remarks during the U.S. Southern Command Change-of-Command ceremony at Miami, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2006. Adm. Stavridis relinquished GEN. Craddock of his command during the event. (DoD photo by James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, gives his remarks while, (seated from left-to-right), U.S. Marine Corps GEN. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, U.S. Army GEN. Bantz J. Craddock, and U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, listen during the U.S. Southern Command Change-of-Command ceremony at Miami, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2006. Adm. Stavridis relinquished GEN. Craddock of his command during the event. (DoD photo by James M. Bowman) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) and First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, Adm. Sir Jonathon Band sign a letter of understanding for cooperative deployments, during an office call at the Pentagon on Oct. 24, 2006. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Gary Roughhead (right), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and President and CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the United States Navy Memorial and retired Rear Adm. Richard A. Buchanan, present Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) with the 2006 Navy Heritage Award at Lone Sailor Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. John B. Nathman speaks at a Ceremony held for the dis-establishment of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Fleet Forces Command at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 31, 2006. The dis-establishment and renaming is part of a realignment of the functions of the two commands and streamlines the chain of command. Unification of the duties of the two commands in Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command clarifies and advances the process of providing a primary advocate and representative for Fleet personnel, training, requirements, maintenance and operational issues. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Michael Cole) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. John B. Nathman speaks at a Ceremony held for the dis-establishment of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Fleet Forces Command at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 31, 2006. The dis-establishment and renaming is part of a realignment of the functions of the two commands and streamlines the chain of command. Unification of the duties of the two commands in Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command clarifies and advances the process of providing a primary advocate and representative for Fleet personnel, training, requirements, maintenance and operational issues. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Michael Cole) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. John B. Nathman (left) and former admirals of U.S. Navy Atlantic Fleet and Fleet Forces Command accept awards at a ceremony for the dis-establishment of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Fleet Forces Command at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 31, 2006. The dis-establishment and renaming is part of a realignment of the functions of the two commands and streamlines the chain of command. Unification of the duties of the two commands in Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command clarifies and advances the process of providing a primary advocate and representative for Fleet personnel, training, requirements, maintenance and operational issues. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication...

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), presents the Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Award for Leadership to CMDR. Brian T. Howes, Commanding Officer (CO) of the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701), in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon on Nov. 14, 2006. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

Award host U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (center), CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) and fellow award winner CMDR. Brian T. Howe, attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701) Commanding Officer (CO), listen as Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Award for Leadership winner CMDR. Richard L. Clemmons, former guided-missile destroyer USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) Commanding Officer (CO), speaks on Nov. 14, 2006, during the presentation of his award in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U. S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) speaks at a panel discussion entitled"Why MERCY Matters"at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia, on Nov. 16, 2006. The panel discussed the mission of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), and the impact that its deployment had on the people of Southeast Asia in providing free medical services and training to Indonesia and Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U. S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) speaks at a panel discussion entitled"Why MERCY Matters"at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia, on Nov. 16, 2006. The panel discussed the mission of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), and the impact that its deployment had on the people of Southeast Asia in providing free medical services and training to Indonesia and Bangladesh. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Miguel Beltran Bengoechea, CHIEF of Logistics Support, Spanish Navy, observes Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain, during a pass in review in front of Spanish Navy Headquarters. (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Glen M. Dennis) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks in Washington, District of Columbia, during a presentation of a Memorandum of Understanding to recognize the cooperative efforts and the relationship between the National Naval Officers Association and the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Navy Memorial on Nov. 21, 2006.). (U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), on Nov. 27, 2006, announces the naming of the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer DDG 108 as USS WAYNE E. MEYER, in Moorestown, N.J., at a ceremony celebrating the deliverance of the 100th Aegis weapons system to the Navy. The ship was named after retired Rear Adm. Meyer, who is widely regarded as the"The Father of Aegis."(U.S. Navy PHOTO by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

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