Mullen Salutes ‘Soldier’s Soldier’ on his Retirement

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, left, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stand at the retirement ceremony for Gainey, at Fort Myer, Va., April 25, 2008. Gainey retired after 33 years of service. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

FORT MYER, Va., April 25, 2008 – In what may have been the shortest retirement speech ever, Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey looked out at the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard honor guards in formation here today and, in less than a minute, said goodbye to 33 years in uniform.

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