Deputy Secretary of Defense reviews Evening Parade

14 Jun 2002 | Marine Barracks Public Affairs Office

Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, observes "8th & I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here June 7.

Wolfowitz is escorted by the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, and Col. Richard T. Tryon, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington.

A presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate, Wolfowitz is currently serving in his third tour of duty in the Pentagon.  His many awards for public service include: The Presidential Citizen's Medal; The Department of Defense's Distinguished Public Service Medal;
and The Department of State's Distinguished Honor Award. 

The modern-day Evening Parade has been a tradition since July 5, 1957, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Here, the past, present and future of the Marine Corps meet to produce a dramatic celebration of the esprit de corps uniquely inherent to the United States Marine Corps.

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