President Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis

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President Joe Biden will speak at the Naval Academy’s Class of 2022 graduation and commissioning ceremony, according to school officials.

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The ceremony will take place Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. This event is not open to the public.

President Biden is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School. He served as Vice President of the United States for eight years under President Barack Obama.

He gave the commencement speech to the 2015 graduating class.  


ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 22: A U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen 1st Class celebrates after receiving his diploma from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy May 22, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. Vice President Bid

Biden was elected President of the United States in November 2020 and was sworn in January 2021.

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Former President Donald Trump delivered an address at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony in 2018.

The U.S. Naval Academy is a four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen to be professional officers in the naval service. 

Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 27 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.


The 2022 graduation and commissioning ceremony will be streamed live on the Naval Academy's Facebook and YouTube pages.