Then Vs Now

“This commitment to excellence must permeate everything we do. I will not compromise my decision to advocate winning in accordance with our values of duty, honor and country…. I have great concern being called a liar after more than 42 years of honorable service to our Nation and many years serving here at West Point.” … Read more

On Conduct Standards

Reminder: LTC Heffington’s letter  and  LTG Caslen’s letter Some of the charges that LTC Heffington made were around the standards for conduct at USMA, and specifically that the Corps: First and foremost, standards at West Point are nonexistent. They exist on paper, but nowhere else. The senior administration at West Point inexplicably refuses to enforce West … Read more

On Diversity as Strength

Reminder: LTC Heffington’s letter  and  Superintendent’s responses: The Academy leadership says, in response to LTC Heffington’s concerns about a degraded Academy, of the cadets: They are the most diverse group in the history of West Point and we are stronger for it. This is something of a non-sequitur to the issues of conduct and performance in … Read more