Gates Speaks at Washington State University Commencement

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • New graduates listen as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates renders the oath of office to Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets recite the oath of office, delivered by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, during the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets recite the oath of office, delivered by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, during the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd congratulate Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets on their commissioning during the university's commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates congratulates Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets on their commissioning during the Washington State University Commencement, May 7, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Audience members, graduates and faculty applaud at the end of the Washington State University commencement ceremony, May 7, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen