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President Trump to Speak at Naval Academy Graduation

  POSTED ON: Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 AM by

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – President Donald J. Trump will speak at the graduation and commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2018, Friday, May 25, at 10 a.m. This event is not open to the public.

Trump was born and raised in New York City and earned an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. President on Jan. 20, 2017. 

“It is my great honor and pleasure to address the young men and women of the U.S. Naval Academy’s class of 2018. These fine sailors have spent the last several years preparing to lead the United States Navy in both times of peace and crisis.  My Administration will continue to fight to ensure that our military has the necessary resources to fight the brave fight so they may return, safe and sound, to their loving families and friends,” said President Trump.

The 2018 Graduation and Commissioning ceremony will be streamed live online and a link will be available from in the coming weeks.

For more information about the Naval Academy, please visit: or our Facebook page.  For more information about Commissioning Week events at the Naval Academy, visit 

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service.  More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. U.S. News and World Report has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college.  Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects such as leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, cyber security, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law.  Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.                                    


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