Gates to speak at Academy graduation today


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May 5, 2007

Defense Secretary and former Central Intelligence Agency director Robert Gates will speak Wednesday at the Air Force Academy’s 2007 graduation ceremony.

Seniors, called first class cadets, will hear Gates speak at a 10 a.m. ceremony inside the academy’s stadium. They were sworn in as second lieutenants at various points around campus Tuesday....

Newly commissioned second lieutenants toss their hats skyward at the conclusion of the Air Force Academy's 2006 graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo. Defense secretary Robert Gates will speak at this year's graduation on May 30.