Gates Visits West Point, N.Y.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Military Academy Cadet First Capt. Marc Beaudion, right, greets Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on the steps of Washington Hall before the lunch formation at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. After lunch, Gates spoke to the cadets about ways they can change Army culture.   U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Army Lt. Gen. Huntoon, West Point superintendent, and West Point Cadet First Capt. Marc Beaudion at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with Army Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, West Point superintendent, at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., West Point's 57th superintendent, explains the mural in the Cadet Mess Hall to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during his visit to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011.  U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates signs the superintendent's guest book before speaking to U.S. Military Academy cadets in Eisenhower Hall, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011.   U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates appears before more than 4,500 cadets during lunch at Washington Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the cadets at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011.  DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates waves to West Point cadets after giving his fourth and final address at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. Gates taught two classes while visiting the academy.  U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Sophomore Ruby Ahn listens intently as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses U.S. Military Academy cadets in Eisenhower Hall, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. Gates called the appearance his last, citing plans to step down as secretary later this year.  U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates teaches a political science class on homeland security and defense at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates teaches a political science class on homeland security and defense at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks out of Lincoln Hall with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., West Point superintendent, after teaching two political science classes at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan