Outgoing President Barack Obama called for a smooth transfer of control over the armed forces Donald Trump.
Such a call he made saying goodbye to the armed forces as commander in chief, reports “Left coast” with reference to the Daily Mail.
In his speech, Obama said that he did not have “more privilege and greater honor than serving as commander in chief of the greatest army in the world.”
“Thinking about the problems we faced and those still ahead, I believe that one of the biggest challenges facing our armed forces is to maintain the highest confidence that the American people have rightly given you,” said Obama, referring to the military.
“We must never hesitate to act when necessary to protect our country, but we also must never rush into war, because this should be the last instead of the first measure,” he added.
Obama also called for a smooth transfer of control over the armed forces of the United States, the future commander-in-chief Donald Trump.
As reported by DailyMail, during Obama’s speech a member of the honor guard fainted.
The event was attended by Minister of defense Ashton Carter, Vice President Joe Biden and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Joseph Dunford.
During the ceremony, Obama held a review of troops of the guard of honor lined up in his honor.
After the presentation of the flags of the armed forces and the national anthem, Dunford gave Obama a medal U.S. army “For outstanding achievements”.
In addition, the White house presented the achievements of Obama as US President – and his fight against terrorism and Osama Bin Laden, the creation of a missile defence system and deterrence of Russia’s aggressive actions.
Carter also praised Obama for his leadership of the Armed forces of the country.
Earlier in January, Barack Obama said that he would appeal to the nation farewell address on January 10. Obama will formally takeover from the 45 th President of the United States Donald Trump 20 Jan 2017.