Skip to comments.Gates Praises West Point Graduates for Enlisting During 'Dangerous New Century'
Posted on 05/23/2009 11:39:51 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
Cadets graduating from West Point were praised by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Saturday for having the courage and patriotism to join the military in "a dangerous new century."
Gates noted that the 970 members of the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2009 were preparing their West Point applications in late 2004, even as American forces were battling fiercely in Fallujah in Iraq.
"You made your decision to serve knowing not only that America was at war, as did every man or woman who joined the military after Sept. 11, but that this war would be bloody and difficult, of indefinite length and uncertain outcome," Gates told cadets. "In doing so, you showed courage, commitment and patriotism of the highest order."
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At least, the USMA had the guts to keep the Ordained Obama away from the graduation ceremony. Hoo-Raa
I’m hoping that the use of the word “enlisted” with respect to West Point graduates is a result of the reporter’s ignorance about military matters, not Mr. Gates’.
Officers are commissioned.
Yeah...I thought that was kinda weird.