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Written by on May 26, 2023

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy today that their experience as midshipmen has prepared them to lead in the fleet and carry the torch of U.S. sea power at a critical time for democracy around the globe.

After adapting to the challenges of a global pandemic as plebes and returning to face the daily rigors of the storied academy, Austin told the newly minted Navy and Marine Corps officers that they should have no doubt that they're ready for the next step . . .

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