President Biden’s speech’s full transcript and recording will be inserted below when available.
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On May 27, 2022 the United States Naval Academy will graduate 1,100 midshipmen under cool and cloudy skies.
798 are to be commissioned as Navy Ensigns and 274 as Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants. Twelve foreign national students are graduating from the Arab Republic of Egypt, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Korea, Republic of Madagascar, Romania, Taiwan, and The Gambia.
The top graduate is William Anderson Jarrett, from Gales Ferry, CT, who was a Robotics and Control Engineering with Honors major. He will be commissioned as a Navy Ensign.
Samuel Park Laney of Amarillo, TX is the class salutatorian. He was a Computer Science major and will be commissioned as a Navy Ensign.
This is the 172nd traditional graduation ceremony. Since 1845, approximately 89,000 midshipmen have graduated from the Naval Academy. Since 1980, more than 6100 women, including the class of 2022, have graduated from the United States Naval Academy.
United States President Joseph R. Biden will address the graduates this morning at about 10:20 am. The President will be joined on the rostrum by Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy; VADM. Sean Buck, Superintendent of the Naval Academy; Col. James P. McDonough, Commandant of Midshipmen; ADM Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations; General Eric M. Smith, Asst. Commandant of Marine Corps; and several other military and political officials.
The US Navy Blue Angels will perform their signature delta flyover at 10:04 am.
Additional photos from Glenn A. Miller Photography will be posted later!
United States President Joseph R. Biden addressed the Class of 2022 and their families and guests. His remarks (audio) and transcript will be posted here as soon as available.
For Navy graduates, don’t forget to prepare special graduation gifts. The best choice will be GS-JJ’s Navy Challenge Coins. Besides carrying the glory of history, the Navy Challenge Coins also represent the future’s mission. Each student who graduates from the Naval Academy represents the honor and hope of the country and faces new challenges. Each student can receive the Navy Challenge Coin on graduation, symbolizing their new journey and a new challenge ahead. Custom challenge coins for the Navy symbolize the glory and hope of each stage, and as a navy, they must fight for them.