Former FBI Director to speak at Tabor graduation

Apr 28, 2017

Marion — Tabor Academy  has announced that former FBI director Robert S. Mueller will be this year's Commencement speaker.

Commencement will be held on May 29, 2017 on the Tabor Academy waterfront. It will begin at 2:00 p.m. when 133 students will graduate.

Robert S. Mueller III was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as the sixth Director of the FBI. He served the United States during some very tumultuous years - he was sworn in just one week before September 11, 2001. His ten-year term as Director was extended for an additional two years at the request of President Barack Obama.

After receiving his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and his Master's Degree in International Relations from New York University, Mr. Mueller joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served as a Marine officer for three years. After attending Army Ranger and Jump Schools, he led a rifle platoon of the Third Marine Division in Vietnam for one year. For his service, he received the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

Following his career in the Marine Corps, Mr. Mueller went on to earn his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. He served as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney, and Acting Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice. Currently he is a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on investigations, crisis management, privacy, and cyber security work.

“We are honored to have a decorated veteran and such an influential public servant speak to our graduates," said Tabor Head of School John Quirk. "Mr. Mueller oversaw the FBI during one of the most complex periods of our nation’s history and will no doubt share some unique perspectives with our graduates about leading in a position with such public and high-level responsibility."

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