Mullen Addresses Graduating Cadets at West Point, N.Y.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrives at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. Mullen delivered the commencement address to 1,031 graduating cadets, telling them to be soldiers as well as statesmen. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, enters Michie Stadium during the Class of 2011 graduation ceremony for 1,031 cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Cadets bow their heads during the invocation before commencement ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A cadet pledges the oath of office during commencement ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Cadets sing "The Corps" during commencement ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011.
 DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A cadet waits to recieve his diploma during commencement ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011.
 DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands now Army 2nd Lt. Nate Hedgecock his dioloma during commencement ceremonies in Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands now Army 2nd Lt. Erin Anthony her dioloma during commencement ceremonies in Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011 U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Navy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates cadets during commencement ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • The Class of 2011 takes part in the traditional hat toss after being being dismissed by the Commandant of Cadets Army Brig. Gen. William E. Rapp after graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Tommy Gilligan
  • Graduating cadets receive congratulations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Cadets congratulates one another on their graduation during commencement ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 21, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley