235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

By Staff Sgt. Matthew CliftonJune 14, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston stand for the recital of the Soldier's Creed during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston stand for the recital of the Soldier's Creed during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Uniform components, including the new Army MultiCam camouflage pattern, were on display during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.   U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Uniform components, including the new Army MultiCam camouflage pattern, were on display during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of The United States Army Band perform during a ceremony celebrating the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  The ceremony also included the reenlistment of 20 Soldiers, a cake-cutting by the Army's senior leadership and display booths showcasing Army uniforms and weapons systems.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of The United States Army Band perform during a ceremony celebrating the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. The ceremony also included the reenlistment of 20 Soldiers, a cake-cutting by the Army's senior leadership and display booths showcasing Army uniforms and weapons systems. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Army's top leaders stand during the singing of the National Anthem during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Army's top leaders stand during the singing of the National Anthem during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , left, addresses the audience while Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston look on during the a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , left, addresses the audience while Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston look on during the a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Secretary John McHugh speaks to servicemembers and civilians about the heritage of the Army during the cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., reenlists 20 Soldiers during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  The Soldiers hale from numerous units throughout the Military District of Washington.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., reenlists 20 Soldiers during a cake-cutting ceremony in honor of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. The Soldiers hale from numerous units throughout the Military District of Washington. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich,left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, and the youngest Soldier in the district, Pfc. David Nolan, 19, stand before the giant cake made to celebrate the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich,left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, and the youngest Soldier in the district, Pfc. David Nolan, 19, stand before the giant cake made to celebrate the 235th Army Birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich, left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, cut a cake in commemoration of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton.
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington, Col. Arthur Wittich, left, 72, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. , Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Army Secretary John McHugh, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, cut a cake in commemoration of the Army's 235th birthday, June 14, 2010, at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL
This ice sculpture is part of the Army birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon.   Throughout its 235-year existence the United States Army has been called on to defend the U.S. and its interests.   Every June 14, the Army commemorates the occasion of the Army birthday in ceremonies at our posts, camps and stations.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – This ice sculpture is part of the Army birthday cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon. Throughout its 235-year existence the United States Army has been called on to defend the U.S. and its interests. Every June 14, the Army commemorates the occasion of the Army birthday in ceremonies at our posts, camps and stations. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Matthew Clifton) VIEW ORIGINAL