Defense Leaders Attend U.S. Naval Academy Commencement

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, speaks with Defense Secretary
Robert M. Gates during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst
  • Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, participates in the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst
  • Navy Secretary Ray Mabus addresses the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2011 during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien
  • U.S. Naval academy cadets take the oath of enlistment during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Navy Ensign Caitlin Mandrinhill takes the oath of enlistment during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien
  • U.S. Marine cadets take the oath of enlistment during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with a cadet during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, congratulates ensigns and 2nd lieutenants during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst
  • Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, congratulates ensigns and 2nd lieutenants during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst
  • A newly commissioned Navy ensign celebrates after receiving his diploma during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien
  • Newly commissioned Navy ensign Allison Ranzau celebrates after receiving her diploma during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien
  • Newly commissioned Navy ensigns and Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants from the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2011 celebrate during the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 27, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien