Friday, September 21, 2018

Photo 1 Winnefeld

Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr. takes the oath of office from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta to become the new vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Winnefeld’s wife Mary holds the Bible for the ceremony in Panetta’s Pentagon office, Aug. 4, 2011. This marks the first time in the history of the Department of Defense that the chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff come from the same branch (U.S. Navy) of the armed services. DoD photo by R. D. Ward (Released)