CLASS of 2022 GRADUATION

CLASS CREST

FOR MANY, STAND THE FEW

There is a stark resemblance that is shared between the U.S. de facto motto, “Out of many, One” and the Class of 2022’s motto, “For many, Stand the Few.” Just as the motto is seen in Latin on our nation’s Great Seal as E PLURIBUS UNUM, we wished to emulate our class motto in the same manner and be the first class to present their motto in Latin: PRO MULTIS PAUCI PRAESIDENT.

“For Many, Stand the Few” is a beautifully alliterated and accurate representation of our class goals. The “few” that stand up for the “many” illustrate certain qualities that distinguish themselves from those who they are protecting. The bald eagle dutifully and courageously grips the beautifully flowing class motto in its beak with arrows and olive branch in-hand, just as it is shown in our nation’s Great Seal. The eagle in our crest displays an understated courageousness that describes our class’s ability to pose ourselves as a force to be reckoned with, without needing to show it until it is necessary to do so. Personal courage is the ability to show strength in the face of pain or grief and complete the mission in the face of fear. The Class of 2022 is always ready to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, and this fact is understood to “the many”.

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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

GEN. MARK A. MILLEY

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will serve as the commencement speaker at the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2022 graduation ceremony at West Point, New York, on Saturday, May 21.  This will mark his first visit as graduation speaker.  

Milley, a native of Winchester, Massachusetts, graduated from Princeton University in 1980, where he received his commission as an armor officer from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Columbia University and another Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.

Throughout his career, Milley has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and special forces throughout the last 43 years. 

The graduation ceremony is by invitation only.

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MILESTONES

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