U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America's spy chief Sept. 6.
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Gen. David Petraeus gives a "thumbs up" to members of the audience during an armed forces farewell tribute and retirement ceremony in his honor at Ft. Myer in Virginia on August 31, 2011. Petraeus will soon start his new job as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director. With him are Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen (R) and Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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