A one-star flag presented

By Staff Sgt. Margaret C. NelsonOctober 27, 2009

Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone unfurls his personal one-star flag with the assistance of Army Public Affairs Sgt. Maj. Phil Prater during Boone's promotion ceremony Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va., as the Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner looks on. A general officer's personal flag has been used throughout the history of warfare to designate his location on the battlefield and to symbolize his leadership.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone unfurls his personal one-star flag with the assistance of Army Public Affairs Sgt. Maj. Phil Prater during Boone's promotion ceremony Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va., as the Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner looks on. A general officer's personal flag has been used throughout the history of warfare to designate his location on the battlefield and to symbolize his leadership. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner and Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone react to the crowdAca,!a,,cs applause during BooneAca,!a,,cs promotion ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner and Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone react to the crowdAca,!a,,cs applause during BooneAca,!a,,cs promotion ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Col. Lewis M. Boone stands at attention as his wife, Monica, and the Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner remove his colonel insignia in preparation for promoting him to the rank of brigadier general during his promotion ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Col. Lewis M. Boone stands at attention as his wife, Monica, and the Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner remove his colonel insignia in preparation for promoting him to the rank of brigadier general during his promotion ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Monica Boone, wife of Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone, affixes a one-star insignia to her husband’s uniform, denoting his promotion from colonel to brigadier general, as sons; Griffin, 8, and Braxton, 11, look on. Boone’s promotion ceremony was held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Monica Boone, wife of Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone, affixes a one-star insignia to her husband’s uniform, denoting his promotion from colonel to brigadier general, as sons; Griffin, 8, and Braxton, 11, look on. Boone’s promotion ceremony was held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Braxton Boone, 11, presents the general officer’s belt to his father, Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone, during Boone’s promotion Oct. 22, 2009, to the rank of brigadier general at Fort Belvoir, Va. Boone’s wife, Monica, and son; Griffin, 8, watch the historical tradition which dates back to World War II with an order by the then Army chief of staff that the belt is issued to all general officers. Today, the occasion and uniform with which the belt is worn are at the discretion of the general officer.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Braxton Boone, 11, presents the general officer’s belt to his father, Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone, during Boone’s promotion Oct. 22, 2009, to the rank of brigadier general at Fort Belvoir, Va. Boone’s wife, Monica, and son; Griffin, 8, watch the historical tradition which dates back to World War II with an order by the then Army chief of staff that the belt is issued to all general officers. Today, the occasion and uniform with which the belt is worn are at the discretion of the general officer. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner presents Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone with his promotion certificate signifying his appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Boone was promoted during a ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Army Public Affairs Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner presents Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone with his promotion certificate signifying his appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Boone was promoted during a ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone assisted by sons: Braxton, 11; and Griffin, 8, cut Boone’s promotion cake during a ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va., at which Boone was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Boone assisted by sons: Braxton, 11; and Griffin, 8, cut Boone’s promotion cake during a ceremony held Oct. 22, 2009, at Fort Belvoir, Va., at which Boone was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson) VIEW ORIGINAL