• Talking before the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012, are, from left, West Point Superintendant Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Army Secretary John McHugh, Mrs. Linda Odierno and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

    2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    Talking before the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012, are, from left, West Point Superintendant Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Army Secretary John McHugh...

  • U.S. Military Academy cadets of the graduating class of 2012 watch as their fellow classmates cross the dais to receive their diplomas at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

    2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    U.S. Military Academy cadets of the graduating class of 2012 watch as their fellow classmates cross the dais to receive their diplomas at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

  • Talking before the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012, are, from left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Mrs. Linda Odierno and Army Secretary John McHugh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

    2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    Talking before the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012, are, from left, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Mrs. Linda Odierno and Army Secretary John McHugh...

  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. waves after Superintendant Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., far left, welcomes the vice president of the United States to the commencement ceremony for the class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012.  Seated next to Biden is Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

    2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. waves after Superintendant Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., far left, welcomes the vice president of the United States to the commencement ceremony for the class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point...

  • The traditional hat toss signifies the end of a cadet's 47-month learning experience at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

    2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    The traditional hat toss signifies the end of a cadet's 47-month learning experience at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

Secretary of the Army John McHugh attends the 2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation at West Point, N.Y., May 26.

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