‘Proud’ Leon Panetta’s Farewell Message to the Department of Defense

Mike O'Brien

In his final day in the Pentagon, the outgoing Defense Secretary reflected on the achievements of the DoD during his time in office. Here, in full, is his memo to all personnel: "Tomorrow morning, Chuck Hagel will be sworn in to succeed me as Secretary of Defense. It’s been the privilege of my life to serve with and lead the men and women of this department, and I am grateful that President Obama selected such an outstanding leader to take my place. "As my final act in this po...
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