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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony held for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, second from left, stand on the main stage at the beginning of the graduation ceremony held for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** The graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium is held in Annapolis on May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Mary Heimerl of Holand, N.J. wipes tears from her eyes as their son John and the rest of the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 enters before their graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 tosses their hats in the air as they graduate at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Midshipman Kevin Joseph Hillery, who was paralyzed from the waist down by a falling tree during his junior year, shakes hands with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (third from right) as he takes the stage to receive his diploma during graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Midshipman Kevin Joseph Hillery, who was paralyzed from the waist down by a falling tree during his junior year, shakes hands with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (third from right) as he takes the stage to receive his diploma during graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (left) and Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (second from left) stand on the main stage at the beginning of graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Incoming Naval Academy Plebes raise their hand as they take Oath of Office, in Tecumseh Court, the courtyard of Bancroft Hall, on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Induction Day marks the day the young men and women begin their transformation from civilians to midshipmen and begin their Plebe Summer training program. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Incoming Naval Academy Plebes wait to make their pledge during the Oath of Office Ceremony, in Tecumseh Court, the courtyard of Bancroft Hall, on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Induction Day marks the day the young men and women begin their transformation from civilians to midshipmen and begin their Plebe Summer training program. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Incoming Naval Academy Plebes wait to make their pledge during the Oath of Office Ceremony, in Tecumseh Court, the courtyard of Bancroft Hall, on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Induction Day marks the day the young men and women begin their transformation from civilians to midshipmen and begin their Plebe Summer training program. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Incoming Naval Academy Plebes walk to their seats for the Oath of Office Ceremony, in Tecumseh Court, the courtyard of Bancroft Hall, on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Induction Day marks the day the young men and women begin their transformation from civilians to midshipmen and begin their Plebe Summer training program. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Naval Academy Plebe Brandon Hudson gets a hug from his father Brad Hudson after during the Oath of Office Ceremony, on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Induction Day marks the day the young men and women begin their transformation from civilians to midshipmen and begin their Plebe Summer training program. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Naval Academy Plebe Brandon Hudson is embraced by his mother Tracy Hudson after during the Oath of Office Ceremony, on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Induction Day marks the day the young men and women begin their transformation from civilians to midshipmen and begin their Plebe Summer training program. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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A U.S. Naval Academy plebe, or first-year student, adjusts his new Navy-issued belt in Alumni Hall during Induction Day at the academy in Annapolis on Thursday, June 30, 2011. The plebes are instructed to wear their uniforms with pride and to make sure everything is perfect on them. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Blake Nixon, a plebe from Austin, Tex., makes his way down the stairs in Alumni Hall after registering and picking up his Navy-issued clothes and gear during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Thursday, June 30, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)