Gen. Petraeus Honored in Retirement Ceremony — PICTURES

Aug. 31, 2011, 10:11 a.m.

At an hour-long ce­re­mony on Wed­nes­day at Joint Base My­er-Hende­r­son Hall in Vir­gin­ia, Gen. Dav­id Pet­raeus was honored for his 37 years of ser­vice in the armed forces. Pet­raeus’s re­tire­ment will be short-lived — he is slated to take over as the dir­ect­or of the CIA in a few weeks.