Today, I was invited by the United States Pacific Command to photograph the Change of Command ceremony as Admiral Robert F. Willard relinquished command to Admiral Samuel Locklear III upon his retirement after 39 years of military service. Guest speakers at the ceremony included the United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.

I’ve had the privilege to photograph Adm. Willard at a few events before, and even have a few of my photos of Hawaii military events hanging in his office in Washington D.C. I wish him the best in his retirement!

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