UPDATE: We’re told this afternoon that the picture of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus is still hanging in the Pentagon, just in a different spot of the press corridor hallway.
The photo was moved from a spot in a hallway outside of the Pentagon Press office and replaced with a picture of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
The Petraeus picture and other photos depicting current or former senior Pentagon officials were shuffled late last week or early this week. It appears the pictures were rotated out and replaced with newer photos of DoD officials, a practice that is typical throughout Pentagon hallways.
Some of the new pictures displayed feature Hagel, who took over as defense secretary in late February.
The Petraeus picture and dozens of others appeared last fall, part of a major makeover of the Pentagon Public Affairs corridor. Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November — soon after the picture was installed — after admitting an extramarital affair with his biographer.
The moved Petraeus picture showed him at the podium in the Pentagon briefing room. It is now located farther down the hallway.
A separate picture of Petraeus remains displayed in its original location at the Pentagon in an adjacent hallway that houses television studios for the major U.S. TV networks.
Petraeus made his first public appearance during a speech at USC last week where he apologized for the affair.
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