West Point Removes ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ from Mission Statement Values

The United States Military Academy in West Point, New York has caused outrage with a new super-woke update of its mission statement.

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steve Gilland has announced that the institution has removed “Duty, Honor, Country” from the key values in its mission statement.

Instead, the patriotic statement has been replaced with the “more inclusive” phrase “Army values.”

West Point’s previous mission statement was:

“To educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.”

According to a news release from the academy, the new mission statement now reads:

“To build, educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character committed to the Army Values and ready for a lifetime of professional excellence and service to the Army and Nation.”

Gilland addressed the reason for the change in a message addressed to “West Point Teammates.”

“Duty, Honor, Country is foundational to the United States Military Academy’s culture and will always remain our motto,” he wrote.

“It defines who we are as an institution and as graduates of West Point.”

“These three hallowed words are the hallmark of the cadet experience and bind the Long Gray Line together across our great history.”

“Our responsibility to produce leaders to fight and win our nation’s wars requires us to assess ourselves regularly,” Gilland added.

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Gilland went on to recount that the academy had engaged in an 18-month review of its purpose and strategy, working with West Point leaders and stakeholders.

It then recommended the mission statement change to the Army’s top leadership.

He noted that both Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George approved the change.

Gilland argued that Army values “include Duty and Honor and Country.”

He pointed out that the academy’s mission statement has changed nine times in the last century.

Gilland added that “Duty, Honor, Country” was first added in 1998.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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