West Point Ends ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ Motto

The U.S. Military Academy is dropping the motto, “Duty, Honor, Country.”

The phrase was first used in 1962 and will be replaced by a line including “Amy Values.”

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steven Gilland recommended the following motto: “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 service to the Army and Nation.”

“[O]ver the past year and a half, working with leaders from across West Point and external stakeholders, we reviewed our vision, mission, and strategy to serve this purpose. We believe our mission binds the Academy to the Army — the Army in which our cadets will serve,” Gilland said.

“Our updated mission statement focuses on the mission essential tasks of Build, Educate, Train, and Inspire the Corps of Cadets to be commissioned leaders of character, with the explicit purpose of being committed to the Army Values and Ready for a lifetime of service,” he added.

“The Army Values include Duty and Honor, and Country is reflected in Loyalty, bearing truth faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers. In the past century, West Point’s mission has changed nine times. Many graduates will recall the mission statement they learned as new cadets did not include the motto, as Duty, Honor, Country was first added to the mission statement in 1998.”

West Point’s previous mission statement read, “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.”

American Faith reported that former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said that U.S. troops are plagued with “woke” teachings.”

“I’ve seen over the last two and a half years or more, what they’ve done to the U.S. military and degrading physical standards, going woke in their teachings there in the Pentagon and elsewhere. That gives me great concern,” he shared with Just the News.

West Point also published a Diversity and Inclusion Plan for 2020-2025.

According to the plan, “We have a growing divide between the military demographic and the American people, particularly within the Officer Corps. An Army not representative of the nation may become illegitimate in the eyes of some people.”

Several of the outcomes of the Diversity and Inclusion Plan include a commitment to “diversity and inclusion principles, practices, and outcomes;” being a “national leader in maintaining an inclusive environment;” and making “measurable contributions to diversity and inclusion progress.”