Panetta Attends Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, center, United States Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, left rear, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, far left, attend a briefing before the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Graduating Midshipmen take the Oath of Office as they prepare to be commissioned as Marine Corps officers during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Midshipmen take the Oath of Office as they prepare to be commissioned as Navy officers during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta congratulates Midshipman Sam Tan Wei Shen, from Singapore, as he receives his diploma during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. Shen is the first foreign student to earn the honor of top graduate in the academy's history. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta congratulates a graduating midshipman during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta congratulates graduating midshipmen during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Newly commissioned Navy and Marine Corps officers congratulate each other at the conclusion of the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives an academy warm-up suit as a gift from Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Ian Cameron, 2012 class president, during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta dons his Naval Academy warm-up suit as United States Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller and U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Ian Cameron, 2012 class president, applaud during the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Newly commissioned Navy and Marine Corps officers toss their caps at the conclusion of the United States Naval Academy 2012 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley