• U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Dr. Carol Brooks promote Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks to the rank of General during a ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Dr. Carol Brooks promote Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks to the rank of General during a ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command. (U.S...

  • U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks and wife Carol walk together at the end of his promotion ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command. He was promoted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks and wife Carol walk together at the end of his promotion ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command. He was promoted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray...

  • Retired Brig. Gen. Leo A. Brooks Jr., left, brother, and retired Maj. Gen. Leo A. Brooks Sr., father of Gen. Vincent Brooks, uncase the General Officer flag during Brooks promotion ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    Retired Brig. Gen. Leo A. Brooks Jr., left, brother, and retired Maj. Gen. Leo A. Brooks Sr., father of Gen. Vincent Brooks, uncase the General Officer flag during Brooks promotion ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Brooks became the...

  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks stands at attention during his promotion ceremony to the rank of General at Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted the ceremony. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific Command. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks stands at attention during his promotion ceremony to the rank of General at Fort Shafter, Hi., July 2, 2013. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted the ceremony. Brooks became the commanding general of the U.S...

  • Irene Inouye, widow of the late Hawaiian Senator Daniel K. Inouye, speaks during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    Irene Inouye, widow of the late Hawaiian Senator Daniel K. Inouye, speaks during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. The ceremony was hosted...

  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, the U.S. Army, Pacific Command Sergeant Major, passes the unit's colors to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, the U.S. Army, Pacific Command Sergeant Major, passes the unit's colors to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Army...

  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, outgoing Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, passes the unit's colors to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, outgoing Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, passes the unit's colors to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army...

  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno passes the unit's colors to Gen. Vincent Brooks, incoming Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno passes the unit's colors to Gen. Vincent Brooks, incoming Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific Command, during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff...

  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno gives his remarks during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno gives his remarks during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy...

  • Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, gives his remarks during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, gives his remarks during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony between Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Gen. Vicent Brooks in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army...

  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski gives his final speech during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. Weircinski, who served as the USARPAC commander since March 2011, is retiring after 34 years of service and plans to make Hawaii his home. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski gives his final speech during the U.S. Army Pacific change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. Weircinski, who served as the USARPAC commander since March 2011, is retiring after 34 years of...

  • U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks gives his remarks as the incoming commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

    U.S. Army Pacific Change of Command

    U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks gives his remarks as the incoming commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific during a change of command ceremony in Fort Shafter, Hi. July 2, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

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