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In this file photo taken June 29, 1990, Adm. Frank B. Kelso II speaks during the change of command ceremony at which he is replaced by Adm. Leon A. Edney as Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Command.

ADM Doran piped aboard USS Missouri

CINCPACFLT Change of Command

CINCPACFLT Change of Command

CINCPACFLT Change of Command

CINCPAC FLT Change of Command

NAF Atsugi, Japan, Change of Command.

Color guard - Rota

NWS Yorktown change of command

CNO attends change of command ceremony

NS Pearl Harbor change of command cerremony

Bahrain - liberty port call

Change of Command aboard USS O'Kane

Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr. (right), receives the command flag during a change of command ceremony

The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, speaks at a Change of Command Ceremony

Capt. David J. Mercer (right) shakes the hand of Vice Adm. J. Cutler Dawson, Jr., Commander Second Fleet, during a Change of Command Ceremony

Mess Management Specialist prepares ceremonial cake aboard ship.

Change of Command ceremony conducted aboard USS Abraham Lincoln.

USS Fletcher (DD 992) pulls pierside to begin the first

A contingent from Navy Band, Southwest, performs for arriving guests at the Change of Command ceremony held for Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1)

Cmdr. Susan L. Dunlap gives her farewell to the Sailors of Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1) during a Change of Command ceremony

The guided missile destroyer USS Russel (DDG-59) sits moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor

Rear Adm. Barry McCullough (left) and Rear Adm. Robert T. Conway, Jr., render honors during the nation anthem

Cmdr. Raymond Hoffmann from Annapolis, Maryland and Cmdr. Michael Overson from Wichita, Kan., shake hands prior to manning their F/A-18 Hornets for an aerial Change of Command

Cmdr. Douglas J. Mcilraith was relieved by Cmdr. David Valente as the Commanding Officer of the Windjammers

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dan Titus plays the bagpipes at the Windjammers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty One (VR-51) Change of Command

Cmdr. Douglas J. Mcilraith was relieved by Cmdr. David Valente as the Commanding Officer of the Windjammers

Naval Air Facility Misawa's Honor Guard is saluted

USS Reuben James (FFG 57) holds a Change of Command Ceremony during which outgoing Commander Edward J. Lester United States Navy, renders a hand salute and is piped ashore

Cmdr. Daniel G. Rieck from Preston, Md., passes through the sidebuoys

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Henry S. Peek from Canyon Lake, Texas, pipes the official party

Rear Adm. John B. Padgett III, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks during the Submarine Squadron Seven change of command ceremony

Commander, Submarine Group Seven Change of Command takes place aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine

Commander, Submarine Group Seven Change of Command takes place aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698)

The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, addresses the audience and troops in attendance during the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) change of command ceremony.

U.S. Army Gen. John P. Abizaid accepts the command flag from the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, during the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) change of command ceremony.

U.S. Army Gen. John P. Abizaid (center) Gen. Tommy R. Franks (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Dwight Brown (right) listen as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gives his remarks during the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) change of command ceremony.

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Sgt. Maj. Dwight Brown (right) prepares to pass the command flag to U.S. Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks, (left) during the CENTCOM change of command ceremony.

Gen. Tommy R. Franks, addresses the audience and troops in attendance during change of command ceremonies held for the United States Central Command.

Cmdr. Stephanie W. Hamilton and Cmdr. Jessie Carman salute each other at the Naval Central Meteorology and Oceanography Center Bahrain Change of Command.

Rear Adm. George E. Voelker, former Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, rings the bell with his successor, Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler

Rear Adm. John B. Padgett III, Commander, Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), Rear Adm. Paul F. Sullivan, and Adm. Walter F. Doran, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, bow their heads during the Invocation by Capt. Nathaniel Milton, Chaplain

Adm. Walter F. Doran, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks during the Commander, Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Change of Command Ceremony

Vice Adm. Albert H. Konetzni Jr. guest speaker during the Change of Command ceremony for Commander Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic addresses the audience

Rear Adm. Stephen A. Turrcotte and Rear Adm. David Architzel, Commander Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic, cut a cake together just after their Change of Command ceremony

Rear Adm. Stephen A. Turrcotte addresses the audience as he takes command of Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic during the Change of Command ceremony

Rear Adm. Stephen A. Turrcotte and Rear Adm. David Architzel, Commander Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic, salute the changing of their flags during the Change of Command ceremony

Navy Band Northwest member Musician 3rd Class David Bayne, from St. Louis, Mo., Chief Musician Brian Freeman, from Erie, Penn. during a warm up in preparation for a change of command ceremony

Rear Admiral Robert C. Chaplin receives his flag from Commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) Command Master Mike Driscoll during the CNFJ Change of Command ceremony in which RADM Chaplin was relieved by RADM Frederick R. Ruehe

Visitors and the Crew of USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) depart the Change of Command ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Rear Adm. Jan C. Gaudio and Rear Adm. Christopher E. Weaver render honors

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) hands over the command flag

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) makes remarks

Rear Adm. Christopher E. Weaver, the 83rd Commandant of Naval District Washington (NDW) makes his remarks

Adm. Robert J. Natter, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during his Change of Command ceremony.

Adm. Robert J. Natter, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet receives the Distinguished Service Medal

Adm. Robert J. Natter, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets perform a fly by over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Adm. William J. Fallon, the newly appointed Commander of U.S. Atlantic Fleet sits patiently during the Change of Command Ceremony on the flight deck aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Adm. William J. Fallon, the newly appointed Commander, of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the Change of Command ceremony.

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) congratulates Adm. Robert J. Natter, Commander U.S. Atlantic Fleet, during his Change of Command ceremony

Adm. Robert J. Natter, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks during his Change of Command ceremony.

Flags fly from the deck to the top of the Island

Outgoing Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/ Commander, Fifth Fleet Vice Adm. Timothy J. Keating speaks with guest gathered for a change of command ceremony at Fifth Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain

Vice Adm. John Totushek, Commander, Naval Reserve Force gives his farewell speech at his Change of Command and retirement

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations

Vice Admiral John Cotton passes through the Sideboys

Vice Admiral John Totushek passes through the Sideboys at his Retirement and Change of Command Ceremony

Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy's Ceremonial Guard stand at attention

Guests and participants of the Commander Sixth Fleet and Striking and Support Forces South change of command salute as the colors are paraded

Vice Adm. Henry Ulrich III salutes upon boarding the Raleigh Class command ship USS La Salle (AGF 3)

Capt. David H. Buss salutes during the national anthem at a Change of Command ceremony aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Capt. David H. Buss assists Capt. James A. Mcdonell with his sword prior to a Change of Command ceremony aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Capt. David H. Buss reads his orders during a change of command ceremony aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

The color guard parades the colors during a change of command ceremony on the explosives handling wharf at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.

Gen. Bryan Brown, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, awards the Distinguished Service Medal to Rear Adm. Albert M. Calland III, of Columbus, Ohio, during a Change of Command ceremony at Naval Special Warfare Command.

Master Chief Manuel Rivera-Cepeta, of Puerto Rico, conducts the U.S. Navy Band Southwest during a Change of Command ceremony at Naval Special Warfare Command.

Master Chief Manuel Rivera-Cepeta, of Puerto Rico, conducts the U.S. Navy Band Southwest during a Change of Command ceremony at Naval Special Warfare Command.

A ceremonial brass bell stands ready during an official change of command ceremony.

Capt. Richard B. Wren speaks about his past 31 months as Commanding Officer aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during his change of command ceremony.

The Navy Region Northwest Band prepares to play ruffles and flourishes as the official party makes their entrance.

Capt. Richard B. Wren renders a salute as the color guard assigned to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) parades the colors during a change of command ceremony.

Rear Adm. David A. Gove is piped aboard while passing through honors side-boys during a change of command ceremony.

Capt. T.L. Davison speaks during his Change of Command ceremony held on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella.

An SH-60F �Seahawk� assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) flies the American Flag during a joint Change of Command ceremony.

Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Rear Admiral James M. Zortman addresses Sailors, guests, and family members during his Change of Command Ceremony.

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Admiral William J. Fallon addresses Sailors, guests, and family members during a Change of Command Ceremony for Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Out-going Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Rear Adm. James M. Zortman, center, and incoming Rear Adm. H. Denby Starling, II, salute Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. William J. Fallon,

Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations, Rear Adm. John D. Stufflebeem delivers a speech during a Change of Command ceremony .

Commanding Officer, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Capt. Michael Groothousen, delivers a speech during a Change of Command ceremony.

The Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Capt. Michael Groothousen, renders a hand salute during his Change of Command ceremony.

During the aerial Change of Command ceremony for Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One Four (HS-14), an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter flies pass the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) trailing the national ensign.

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Walter Doran, addresses the audience during the Seventh Fleet Change of Command ceremony held aboard the Austin Class command ship USS Coronado (AGF 11).

Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Kenneth Smoulcey pipes arrival honors as Rear Adm. Robert T. Moeller arrives for his Change of Command ceremony.

Rear Adm. Robert J. Cox, right, returns a salute to Rear Adm. Robert T. Moeller while taking command of Cruiser Destroyer Group ONE (CCDG-1).

Vice Adm. Robert Willard, left, and Vice Adm. Jonathan Greenert answer questions from the media following the Seventh Fleet Change of Command ceremony held aboard the Austin Class command ship USS Coronado (AGF 11).

Officers, crew, distinguished guests and family members listen to a speech given by Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Vice Adm. Michael D. Malone, during his change of command ceremony in which Vice Adm. James M. Zortman relieved him.

Capt. Gary R. White, left, relieves Capt. Martin J. Erdossy during a change of command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

Commanding Officer, USS George Washington (CVN 73), Capt. Martin J. Erdossy, addresses change of command guests and crew members in the hangar bay prior to relinquishing command to Capt. Gary R. White. Capt.

Commanding Officer, Electronic Attack Squadron One Four Zero (VAQ-140), Cmdr. Bradley S. Russell reads his orders during a change of command ceremony.