Adm. Bill McRaven took the reins from Adm. Eric Olson as the new boss of US Special Operations Command in a somber ceremony at MacDill AFB, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011. The ceremony was held two days after a helicopter carrying 30 US military personnel, seven Afghan commandos, and one interpreter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing everyone on board. Here, McRaven (left) passes the SOCOM flag to Command Sgt. Major Thomas Smith.
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