U.S. Army recognizes Gen. McChrystal's 34 years of service

By U.S. ArmyJuly 24, 2010

Gen. Ray Odierno, commanding general, United States Forces-Iraq, embraces Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal at the conclusion of McChrystal's retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal  retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Ray Odierno, commanding general, United States Forces-Iraq, embraces Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal at the conclusion of McChrystal's retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's awards during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's awards during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Annie McChrystal and her husband, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal  retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Annie McChrystal and her husband, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates shakes hands with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal after presenting him an award during McChrystal's retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal was lauded as a true warrior, scholar and statesman and an expert at irregular warfare, hybrid warfare, counter-insurgency and counterterrorism.
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of Defense Robert Gates shakes hands with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal after presenting him an award during McChrystal's retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal was lauded as a true warrior, scholar and statesman and an expert at irregular warfare, hybrid warfare, counter-insurgency and counterterrorism. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
"For 34 years, Stan McChrystal has been the man in the arena. His face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood of combat in defense of our nation," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during the retirement ceremony for Army Gen. McChrystal at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – "For 34 years, Stan McChrystal has been the man in the arena. His face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood of combat in defense of our nation," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during the retirement ceremony for Army Gen. McChrystal at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses the audience during the retirement ceremony for Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  McChrystal was lauded as a true warrior, scholar and statesman and an expert at irregular warfare, hybrid warfare, counter-insurgency and counterterrorism.
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses the audience during the retirement ceremony for Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal was lauded as a true warrior, scholar and statesman and an expert at irregular warfare, hybrid warfare, counter-insurgency and counterterrorism. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal addresses the audience during his retirement ceremony on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal addresses the audience during his retirement ceremony on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers present the colors during the pass and review for Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010.  McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers present the colors during the pass and review for Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal retirement ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. approach the parade grounds to begin McChrystal's retirement ceremony on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. approach the parade grounds to begin McChrystal's retirement ceremony on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., July 23, 2010. McChrystal retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service to his nation during both peace and war time. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen (EOH-Chief of Staff of the Army)) VIEW ORIGINAL