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AFDW commander attends Selva retirement

Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, Air Force District of Washington and 320th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, greets Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he arrives ahead of his retirement ceremony hosted by Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Hanger 3, Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 31, 2019. Gen. Selva retires after over 39 years of service. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, Air Force District of Washington and 320th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, greets Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he arrives ahead of his retirement ceremony hosted by Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Hanger 3, Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 31, 2019. Gen. Selva retires after over 39 years of service. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 19th Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, chats with Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, as they enter Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 for the retirement ceremony in honor of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 19th Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, chats with Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, as they enter Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 for the retirement ceremony in honor of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle)

Col. Andrew M. Purath, 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, peruses a program as Charlotte Rupp and her husband, Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp share a candid moment before the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle) — at Joint Base Andrews.

Col. Andrew M. Purath, 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, peruses a program as Charlotte Rupp and her husband, Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp share a candid moment before the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle) — at Joint Base Andrews.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper enters Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 with Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp to attend the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper enters Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 with Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp to attend the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, center, and his wife, Charlotte, left, greet Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva and his wife, Ricki. Selva, who held his retirement ceremony July 31 at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3, is the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff. He retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/James E. Lotz)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, center, and his wife, Charlotte, left, greet Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva and his wife, Ricki. Selva, who held his retirement ceremony July 31 at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3, is the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff. He retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/James E. Lotz)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp and his wife, Charlotte, chat with fellow attendees of the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/James E. Lotz)

Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp and his wife, Charlotte, chat with fellow attendees of the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/James E. Lotz)

The The United States Air Force Band plays an opening medley before the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/James E. Lotz)

The The United States Air Force Band plays an opening medley before the retirement ceremony in honor of United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman of The Joint Staff, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service. (U.S. Air Force photo/James E. Lotz)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Air Force District of Washington Commander Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp attended the retirement ceremony honoring the nation's second highest-ranking military officer, United States Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews Hangar 3 July 31.

Hosting the ceremony was U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, 19th Chairman of the The Joint Staff. Selva, the 10th Vice Chairman, retires from the Air Force after more than 39 years of honorable service.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the principal military adviser to the President, Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council, however, all JCS members are by law military advisers, and they may respond to a request or voluntarily submit, through the Chairman, advice or opinions to the President, the Secretary of Defense, or NSC.