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Joint Chiefs chairman to speak at graduation

Admiral Mike Mullen

Admiral Mike Mullen

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, is scheduled to give the commencement speech for this year’s graduation ceremony.

This event marks the first time the Academy will host the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the graduation speaker.

Admiral Mullen, a 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was sworn in as the 17th CJCS Oct. 1, 2007. He serves as the principal military adviser to the president, the secretary of defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council.

Commencement ex-ercises for the Air Force Academy’s Class of 2010, the 52nd Graduating Class and the Lt. Frank Luke Jr. Class, will be held May 26 in Falcon Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. Free tickets will be available to the public through the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce starting in mid-May. Further details will be provided when available.

For more information about graduation events, visit the Academy’s Graduation 2010 Web page at

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