West Point Military Academy Abandons Traditional ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ Line From Mission Statement

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The mission statement of West Point is undergoing a change, as the military academy has reportedly decided to adopt a new mission statement based on “Army Values.” As part of this update, the words “duty, honor, country” will no longer be included.

The military academy recently announced the proposed change, stating that the edits to the long-standing mission statement have already received approval from the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff.

West Point will continue to uphold its core values of “duty, honor, country,” as the academy’s motto.

The academy’s new motto will reportedly be: “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.”

The adjustments to the mission statement were made following a thorough assessment that spanned a year and a half.

Some conservatives expressed criticism over the news of West Point changing its mission statement, viewing it as another instance of the military’s drift into wokeness.


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