We received a contact-form message from West Point’s Intellectual Property Attorney informing us that our use of the West Point Crest on this website is (now “was”, as we have modified our site) unlawful.
Excellent work making the correction!
We applaud the Army’s scrupulous protection of our rule of law by spending the time and attention to put this small blog on notice for trademark infringement (after all, remember: “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic“). We also appreciate the reminder that the force of the government may be employed against said blog for other perceived slights.
At the same time, we certainly do not want anyone to think we are affiliated with the Academy. Heavens no!
So if you were misled and thought that we were somehow “licensed, sponsored, or endorsed by USMA”, we clarify: We are not.