Commencement 2014 Saturday evening, May 17, 2014
Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, does the "hook 'em horns" sign at the end of his commencement keynote address on Saturday night (May 17). McCraven is the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command and is best known for having planned and directed the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.
McRaven, who was a member of its Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), addressed about 8,000 spring graduates and their guests.
McRaven has gained more than 37 years of experience in the Navy since he graduated from the university in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. He has served at every level within the special operations community and has led global operations throughout the world. He now commands about 67,000 special operation forces worldwide. (Photo by Marsha Miller)