Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivered the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23, 2015.
Gen. Dempsey told the graduates that he wanted to deliver one important message to them: "We trust you."
"We trust you to win our nation's wars, to be leaders of character and competence and consequence," he said. "We trust you to leave our profession better than you found it.
"As I shake your hand on this stage today," he continued, "I'll give you each a dollar bill that I've signed. In the years ahead, as you confront the challenges ahead, I hope you remember not who gave it to you, but what it means."
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