U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. He praised their service and offered… read more

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. He praised their service and offered encouragement as they moved to careers in the fleet. He also talked about the future mission of the Navy saying the U.S. was returning to its maritime roots, and that their would strengthen defense ties with China, modernize ties with old allies like Japan and Korea and build new partnerships with countries like Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.

He also cited the academy’s diversity, and noted that some midshipmen were openly gay or lesbian. This was the first graduating class at the service academy in which gay students could be open about their sexuality after repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

180 Views
Program ID:
306294-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 29, 2012
Last Aired:
Jun 1, 2012

Airing Details

  • May 29, 2012 | 1:45pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 30, 2012 | 10:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2012 | 5:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2012 | 2:11am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2012 | 7:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a DVD or Download

U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:24:30
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP4 video - Standard
    Length:
    00:24:30
    Price:
    $4.99
    Add to Cart
  • MP4 video - Low
    Length:
    00:24:30
    Price:
    $3.99
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:24:30
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart