Slideshow: Gen. Robert W. Cone receives fourth star

By Sgt. Angelica GolindanoApril 29, 2011

A packed ballroom welcomes Gen. Robert W. Cone as he prepares to be promoted to the rank of general today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A packed ballroom welcomes Gen. Robert W. Cone as he prepares to be promoted to the rank of general today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Robert W. Cone, incoming commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is promoted according to congressional approval and assumes command of TRADOC on April 29, 2011, on Fort Monroe, Va. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Jill Cone, Cone's wife, participate in the ceremonies. Commanders of TRADOC's subordinate units and their colors attend the ceremony of assumption of command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Robert W. Cone, incoming commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is promoted according to congressional approval and assumes command of TRADOC on April 29, 2011, on Fort Monroe, Va. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Jill Cone, Cone's wife, participate in the ceremonies. Commanders of TRADOC's subordinate units and their colors attend the ceremony of assumption of command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, shared remarks during Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, shared remarks during Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Robert W. Cone, incoming commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is promoted according to congressional approval and assumes command of TRADOC on April 29, 2011, on Fort Monroe, Va. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Jill Cone, Cone's wife, participate in the ceremonies. Commanders of TRADOC's subordinate units and their colors attend the ceremony of assumption of command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Robert W. Cone, incoming commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is promoted according to congressional approval and assumes command of TRADOC on April 29, 2011, on Fort Monroe, Va. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Jill Cone, Cone's wife, participate in the ceremonies. Commanders of TRADOC's subordinate units and their colors attend the ceremony of assumption of command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, shared remarks during Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, shared remarks during Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, shared remarks during Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, shared remarks during Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mrs. Jill Cone affixes the four star rank onto her husband's uniform today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. Shortly after his promotion, Gen. Robert W. Cone assumed command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mrs. Jill Cone affixes the four star rank onto her husband's uniform today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. Shortly after his promotion, Gen. Robert W. Cone assumed command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Robert W. Cone shakes hands with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, upon his promotion to the rank of general today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Robert W. Cone shakes hands with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and former TRADOC commander, upon his promotion to the rank of general today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Robert W. Cone, now TRADOC commander, reflects on his career as an Army officer during his first speech as a general today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Robert W. Cone, now TRADOC commander, reflects on his career as an Army officer during his first speech as a general today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and Mrs. Deanie Dempsey listen to remarks made at Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. Dempsey, a former TRADOC commander, hosted the assumption of command ceremony for Cone shortly after the promotion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and Mrs. Deanie Dempsey listen to remarks made at Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony today at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. Dempsey, a former TRADOC commander, hosted the assumption of command ceremony for Cone shortly after the promotion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mrs. Jill Cone smiles while remarks are delivered at Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mrs. Jill Cone smiles while remarks are delivered at Gen. Robert W. Cone's promotion ceremony at the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, Va. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gen. Robert W. Cone, incoming commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is promoted according to congressional approval and assumes command of TRADOC on April 29, 2011, on Fort Monroe, Va. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Jill Cone, Cone's wife, participate in the ceremonies. Commanders of TRADOC's subordinate units and their colors attend the ceremony of assumption of command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED)
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Robert W. Cone, incoming commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is promoted according to congressional approval and assumes command of TRADOC on April 29, 2011, on Fort Monroe, Va. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Jill Cone, Cone's wife, participate in the ceremonies. Commanders of TRADOC's subordinate units and their colors attend the ceremony of assumption of command. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angelica Golindano)(RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Angelica Golindano) VIEW ORIGINAL