The United States Military Academy develops cadets to live honorably, with uncompromising integrity, as U.S Army officers in service to the nation. The United States Military Academy has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for our United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. West Point provides a 47-month leader-development program steeped in academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenges, all built upon a moral-ethical foundation. The academy is an internationally recognized institution for academic, military and physical excellence, and we are proud that today’s cadets will become tomorrow’s military, public and private-sector leaders.
President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be the graduation speaker for the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2014. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 28.
U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2014
President Barack Obama – Commencement Speaker
Wednesday, May 28@ 10:00 AM ET
Michie Stadium, West Point, NY
Live Stream: http://www.usma.edu
The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force) is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy’s stated mission is “to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.” It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy’s four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force.
Candidates for admission are judged on their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, athletics and character. To gain admission, candidates must also pass a fitness test, undergo a thorough medical examination, and secure a nomination, which usually comes from the member of Congress in the candidate’s home district. Recent incoming classes have had about 1,200 cadets; historically just under 1,000 of those will graduate. Tuition along with room and board are all paid for by the U.S. government. Cadets receive a monthly stipend, but incur a commitment to serve a number of years of military service after graduation.
Vice President Biden to speak at Class of ’14 graduation ceremony
4/25/2014 by U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs – usafa.af.mil
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be the guest speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony here.
Biden is the 47th vice president and this will be his second visit to the Academy. He was also the commencement speaker for the Class of 2009 graduation ceremony.
Graduation for the approximately 1,000 members of the Academy’s Class of 2014 is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., May 28, at Falcon Stadium.
The ceremony is scheduled to end with a flyover by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
United States Air Force Academy’s Class of 2014
Vice President Biden – Commencement Speaker
Wednesday, May 28 @ 12:00 PM ET
United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs in El Paso County, CO