Chairman Addresses U.S. Naval Academy Graduates, Annapolis, Md.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy cheer as the Navy's Blue Angels fly over Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., during their commencement ceremony, May 23, 2008. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the ceremony's guest speaker.  
 Defense Dept.  photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Thousands of family members and friends look on as 785 of the 1,037 graduating U.S. Naval Academy students take their oath as U.S. Navy officers. Another 233 of the graduates were sworn into the Marine Corps during May 23, 2008, ceremonies in Annapolis, Md. 

 Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles
  • Members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2008 walk onto the field at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., during graduation and commencement ceremonies May 23, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles
  • Secretary of the Navy Donald. C. Winter, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center, and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Jeffery L. Fowler render honors during the playing of the national anthem at the 2008 U. S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony,  Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 23, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 23, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Robert Innerst takes the oath of office at the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lts. Kraegen Bramer and Robert Epstein take the oath of office at the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • New Navy Ensigns Allan H. Elsberry, Matthew Linsley and Catherine Ortman take the oath of office during the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S.  Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A triumphant midshipmen from the class of 2008 receives her diploma during the United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A triumphant midshipmen from the class of 2008 shows his diploma to his family in the stands during the United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at the Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.  Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Newly commissioned U.S. Navy ensigns and Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants celebrate at the conclusion of the 2008 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, May 23, 2008, Annapolis, Md.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley