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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta awards Suzie Schwartz, wife of former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, with the Distinguished Public Service Award on the occasion of Schwartz's retirement during a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 10, 2012. Schwartz served as Air Force chief of staff for four years and was succeeded by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. Welsh previously commanded U.S. Air Forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael J. Pausic)

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