USMA Commencement Addressees

USMA Commencement Addressees

West Point Commencement Speakers

YearAddressee
2023KAMALA HARRIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2022GENERAL MARK A MILLEY, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
2021LLOYD J AUSTIN III, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
2020DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2019MIKE PENCE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2018GENERAL JOSEPH F. DUNFORD, JR. CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
2017JAMES MATTIS, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
2016JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2015GENERAL MARTIN E. DEMPSEY, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
2014BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2013JAMES MATTIS, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
2012JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2011ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
2010BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2009ROBERT M. GATES, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
2008PETE GEREN, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
2007RICHARD CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2006GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2005GENERAL RICHARD B. MYERS, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
2004DONALD H. RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
2003RICHARD CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2002GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2001DR. PAUL WOLFOWITZ, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
2000AL GORE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1999GENERAL DENNIS J. REIMER, CHIEF OF STAFF
1998WILLIAM S. COHEN, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1997BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1996WILLIAM J. PERRY, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1995GENERAL GORDON R. SULLIVAN, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY
1994TOGO D. WEST, JR., SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1993BILL CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1992GENERAL GORDON R. SULLIVAN, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY
1991GEORGE BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1990GENERAL COLIN POWELL, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY
1989DAN QUAYLE, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1988GEORGE BUSH, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1987JOHN A. WICKHAM, JR., CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY
1986CASPAR W. WEINBERGER, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1985JOHN O. MARSH, JR., SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1984GEORGE BUSH, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1983CASPAR W. WEINBERGER, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1982SENATOR JOHN G. TOWER, CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE
1981RONALD W. REAGAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1980HONORABLE HAROLD BROWN, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1979HONORABLE CHARLES W. DUNCAN, JR., DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1978GEN. BERNARD W. RODGERS, CHIEF OF STAFF
1977CLIFFORD L. ALEXANDER, JR., SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1976MARTIN R. HOFFMAN, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1975GERALD FORD, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1974HOWARD H. CALLAWAY, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1973ADMIRAL THOMAS H. MOORER, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
1972GEN. WILLIAM C. WESTMORELAND, CHIEF OF STAFF
1971MELVIN R. LAIRD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1970SPIRO T. AGNEW, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1969GEN. WILLIAM C. WESTMORELAND, CHIEF OF STAFF
1968GEN. HAROLD K. JOHNSON, CHIEF OF STAFF
1967STANLEY R. RESOR, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1966HUBERT HUMPHREY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1965GEN. EARLE G. WHEELER, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
1964STEPHEN AILES, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1963GEN. MAXWELL D. TAYLOR, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
1962JOHN F. KENNEDY, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1961LYNDON B. JOHNSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1960GEN. LYMAN L. LEMNITZER, CHIEF OF STAFF
1959HENRY CABOT LODGE, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
1958NEIL H. MCELROY, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1957GENERAL MAXWELL D. TAYLOR
1956WILBUR M. BRUCKER, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1955DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1954ROBERT T. STEVENS, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1953GEN. LUCIUS D. CLAY (U.S. ARMY RETIRED)
1952THOMAS K. FINLETTER, SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
1951GEN. GEORGE C. MARSHALL, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1950HONORABLE FRANK PACE, JR., SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1949HONORABLE GORDON GRAY, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1948JAMES V. FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1947GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, CHIEF OF STAFF
1946HONORABLE ROBERT P. PATTERSON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1945GENERAL OMAR BRADLEY
1944LT. GEN. BREHAN B. SOMERVELL
1943HON. ROBERT P. PATTERSON, UNDERSECRETARY OF WAR (JANUARY), AND GEN. HENRY H. ARNOLD, COMMAND OF ARMY AIR FORCES (JUNE)
1942GENERAL GEORGE C. MARSHALL, CHIEF OF STAFF
1941HENRY L. STIMSON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1940LT. GEN. HUGH A. DRUM
1939FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1938HARRY H. WOODRING, SECRETARY OF WAR
1937MG MALIN CRAIG, CHIEF OF STAFF
1936GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
1935FRANKIN D. ROOSEVELT, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1934NEWTON D. BAKER, FORMER SECRETARY OF WAR
1933GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, CHIEF OF STAFF
1932MG JAMES G. HARBORD (U.S. ARMY RETIRED)
1931FREDERICK H. PAYNE, ASST. SECRETARY OF WAR
1930PATRICK J. HURLEY, SECRETARY OF WAR
1929JAMES W. GOOD, SECRETARY OF WAR
1928CHARLES B. ROBBINS, ASST. SECRETARY OF WAR
1927MG CHARLES P. SUMMERALL, CHIEF OF STAFF
1926HANFORD MACINDER, ASST. SECRETARY OF WAR
1925HONORABLE DWIGHT F. DAVIS, ACTING SECRETARY OF WAR
1924GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
1923GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
1922JOHN WINGATE WEEKS, SECRETARY OF WAR
1921NO GRADUATION CEREMONY
1920GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
1919LT. GEN. ROBERT L. BULLARD
1918NEWTON D. BAKER, SECRETARY OF WAR (JUNE)
1917NEWTON D. BAKER, SECRETARY OF WAR (IN APRIL AND AUGUST)
1916WOODROW WILSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1915HONORABLE LINDLEY M. GARRISON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1914HONORABLE LINDLEY M. GARRISON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1913HONORABLE LINDLEY M. GARRISON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1912COLONEL GEORGE W. GOETHALS
1911PROF. SAMUEL E. TILLMAN & MAJ. GEN. LEONARD WOOD, CHIEF OF STAFF
1910BG WALTER HOWE * HON. JACOB M. DICKINSON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1909BG HORACE M. PORTER & HON. JACOB M. DICKINSON, SECRETARY OF WAR
1908WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, SECRETARY OF WAR
1907BG WILLIAM P. DUVALL
1906MG HENRY C. CORBIN
1905FRANKLIN MURPHY, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF VISITORS
1904GENERAL JAMES R. CARNAHAN
1903HON. DAVID B. HENDERSON, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1902THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1901MG JOHN R. BROOKE
1900GEN. CHARLES F. MANDERSON, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF VISITORS
1899MG WESLEY MERRITT (NO ADDRESS DUE TO SNOW)
1898PETER S. MICHIE
1897CONGRESSMAN HUGH R. BELKNAP
1896CONGRESSMAN ROBERT G. COUSINS
1895CONGRESSMAN SETH L. MILIKEN
1894GENERAL JOHN C. BLACK