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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to deliver Coast Guard Academy commencement address

In 2022, Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the graduating class.
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas arrives for the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEW LONDON, Conn. — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will be delivering the keynote address at the Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremonies. 

The academy made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony will take place on May 17 at 11:00 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. 

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"The Secretary will congratulate the cadets, the newest generation of Coast Guard leaders, on their hard work and dedication," according to officials.

Last year, Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address and President Joe Biden in 2021. Mayorkas was in attendance during the 2021 ceremony at the Coast Guard Academy.

In case of inclement weather, the graduation will be held in Leamy Hall Auditorium, where seating will be limited.

The event is not open to the public.


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