Graduation Day At Naval Academy: About 1,000 Students Will Become Commissioned Officers

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to address graduating students at the U.S. Naval Academy who will become commissioned officers on Tuesday.

About 1,000 Midshipmen are graduating in Annapolis.

Many of the students will be commissioned as Navy ensigns, and others will be commissioned as 2nd lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Commissioning will take place at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. A flyover by the Blue Angels is scheduled for 10:04 a.m.

Panetta was sworn in as defense secretary in July. He also served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from February 2009 to June 2011.

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