• The traditional hat toss capped off a memorable graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on May 21 for the West Point Class of 2011. Photo by Tommy Gilligan, West Point Public Affairs

    Jubilation at the Stadium

    The traditional hat toss capped off a memorable graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on May 21 for the West Point Class of 2011. Photo by Tommy Gilligan, West Point Public Affairs

  • The West Point Class of 2011 bows their heads for the benediction during their graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on May 21. More than 1,000 cadets graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The

    West Point Class of 2011 Graduation

    The West Point Class of 2011 bows their heads for the benediction during their graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on May 21. More than 1,000 cadets graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army...

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen addresses the West Point Class of 2011 during the graduation ceremony on May 21 at Michie Stadium. The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2011 graduated 1,031, including 16 combat veterans, who

    West Point Graduation

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen addresses the West Point Class of 2011 during the graduation ceremony on May 21 at Michie Stadium. The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2011 graduated 1,031, including 16 combat veterans, who

  • It was hard to miss the feeling of euphoria surrounding the Class of 2011 as the U.S. Military Academy graduated its 213th class on May 21 at Michie Stadium. Photo by Mike Strasser, West Point Public Affairs

    Surviving West Point

    It was hard to miss the feeling of euphoria surrounding the Class of 2011 as the U.S. Military Academy graduated its 213th class on May 21 at Michie Stadium. Photo by Mike Strasser, West Point Public Affairs

  • Following the graduation ceremony for the West Point Class of 2011 at Michie Stadium on May 21, the newly-commissioned second lieutenants joined family and friends for the traditional bar-pinning ceremony. The ceremony took place at various locations

    Continuing a tradition

    Following the graduation ceremony for the West Point Class of 2011 at Michie Stadium on May 21, the newly-commissioned second lieutenants joined family and friends for the traditional bar-pinning ceremony. The ceremony took place at various locations

  • Col. Grant Jacoby administers the oath of office to 2nd Lt. Peter Edward Hudelson, a newly-commissioned Infantry officer, at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. His family was invited to pin the rank on his shoulder boards and

    Oath of Office

    Col. Grant Jacoby administers the oath of office to 2nd Lt. Peter Edward Hudelson, a newly-commissioned Infantry officer, at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. His family was invited to pin the rank on his shoulder boards and

  • The Class of 2011 is just moments away from the traditional hat toss to conclude the graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on May 21. The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2011 graduated 1,031, including 16 combat veterans, who became second lieutenants

    The moment is near

    The Class of 2011 is just moments away from the traditional hat toss to conclude the graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium on May 21. The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2011 graduated 1,031, including 16 combat veterans, who became second lieutenants

  • Second Lt. Justin Sappington, former Army gymnast, celebrates and shares a laugh with fellow graduates about his "Old Grad" T-shirt following the Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony on May 21 at Michie Stadium. The U.S. Military Academy Class of

    New grad now an "Old Grad"

    Second Lt. Justin Sappington, former Army gymnast, celebrates and shares a laugh with fellow graduates about his "Old Grad" T-shirt following the Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony on May 21 at Michie Stadium. The U.S. Military Academy Class of

  • Two members of the West Point Class of 2011 proudly raise their diplomas after crossing the dais during the graduation ceremony in Michie Stadium on May 21. Photo by Tommy Gilligan/West Point Public Affairs

    Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony

    Two members of the West Point Class of 2011 proudly raise their diplomas after crossing the dais during the graduation ceremony in Michie Stadium on May 21. Photo by Tommy Gilligan/West Point Public Affairs

  • Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands the diploma to 2nd Lt. Erin Anthony during the Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony in Michie Stadium on May 21. Photo by Tommy Gilligan/West Point Public Affairs

    Graduation Day

    Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands the diploma to 2nd Lt. Erin Anthony during the Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony in Michie Stadium on May 21. Photo by Tommy Gilligan/West Point Public Affairs

  • The West Point Class of 2011 takes the Oath of Office at the end of their graduation in Michie Stadium on May 22. Photo by Tommy Gilligan/West Point Public Affairs

    Taking the Oath of Office

    The West Point Class of 2011 takes the Oath of Office at the end of their graduation in Michie Stadium on May 22. Photo by Tommy Gilligan/West Point Public Affairs

  • Second Lt. Jeremy Boltus, who was named the male Army Athletic Association Trophy winner, receives a coin from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen on May 21 at Michie Stadium during the Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony. The

    Graduation Day

    Second Lt. Jeremy Boltus, who was named the male Army Athletic Association Trophy winner, receives a coin from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen on May 21 at Michie Stadium during the Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony. The

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