U.S. Naval Academy graduation, commissioning ceremony (19 images)

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., on May 26.

Nearly 1,000 midshipmen celebrated their graduation from the program and will be commissioned as officers.
Updated: May 26, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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Graduating Midshipmen take their commissioning oath. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Graduating midshipmen arrive for the ceremony. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Nearly 1,000 midshipmen will be commissioned as officers in the U.S.Navy. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Most graduates are either commissioned as ensigns or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Midshipmen nap before the start of the ceremony. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Underclass midshipmen wait for the start of the ceremony. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The U.S. Naval Academy was established in 1845 and houses nearly 5,000 students. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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