JCSE Change of Command Ceremony Pictures
(from left to right) Gen. Tamer Akbas (outgoing commander), Adm. James O. Ellis (CINCSOUTH) and Lt. Gen. Oktar Ataman (incoming commander) salute the passing color guard during the JCSE change of command ceremony.
The color guard stands at attention while the band plays the National Anthems of the ten nations represented at JCSE.
Gen. Akbas (right) pins the JCSE emblem on Lt. Gen. Ataman.
Adm. Ellis passes the JCSE flag to Lt. Gen. Ataman signifying the change of command.
Lt. Gen. Ataman (right) presents Gen. Akbas with JCSE colors and plaque.
The JCSE color guard passes in review at the end of the ceremony.
Adm. Ellis bids farewell to Gen. and Mrs. Akbas after the ceremony.