Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen told cadets graduating from West Point on Saturday they should build bridges to a public that doesn’t always understand the “full weight” of military service after a decade of deadly conflicts.
When Michael Nilsen told his parents he wanted to go to West Point, they were less than thrilled. But he’s convinced this is right.
For one graduating West Point cadet from Brooklyn, defending his nation has a personal connection.
For graduating cadet Tom Anderson from Poughkeepsie, going to West Point was obvious an obvious life choice.