Gates Visits West Point

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, upon his arrival at Stewart Field, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., speaks with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during an aerial tour of the academy grounds, April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives an aerial tour of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., speaks with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at West Point, April 21, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Col. Michael Meese, professor and head of the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., introduces Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, April 21, 2008.  Gates spoke to a group of 84 senior cadets majoring in Advanced National Security Studies.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to a group of 84 senior cadets majoring in Advanced National Security Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to a group of 84 senior cadets majoring in Advanced National Security Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes a photo with a cadet after speaking to a group of 84 senior cadets majoring in Advanced National Security Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a tour of Trophy Point at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to a group of Texas A&M alumni during an Aggie Muster at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates attends a Combating Terrorism Center presentation at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Seretary Robert M. Gates attends a Combating Terrorism Center presentation at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates observes a survival swimming class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches cadets maneuver through an obstacle course at the Physical Development Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.      Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches cadets maneuver through an obstacle course at the Physical Development Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches cadets climb a rock wall at the Physical Development Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with cadets at the indoor rifle range at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with cadets at the home of the superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Left to right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point  Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, and two cadets walk to Washington Hall to have dinner at the academy, April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with 1st Capt. Jason Crabtree while having dinner with cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.     Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., April 21, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen