Military Hero McRaven to Give MIT Commencement Speech

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Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven has been chosen to give the 2020 commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school announced the selection Friday. In a statement, MIT President L. Rafael Reif praised McRaven for his ``integrity, intellectual curiosity, decency, humility and self-discipline.''

McRaven was head of U.S. Special Operations Command in 2011 when Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. He also led the 2009 rescue of Richard Phillips, a ship captain who was captured by Somali pirates.

McRaven retired from the Navy in 2014 and served as chancellor of the University of Texas system from 2015 through 2018.

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