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About 1,000 to graduate from Naval Academy

Tuesday - 5/29/2012, 8:50am  ET

By BRIAN WITTE
Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to address graduating students at the U.S. Naval Academy.

About 1,000 students will become commissioned officers in Annapolis on Tuesday.

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.

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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