Skip to comments.Colonel Who Reported Communist Cadet Slams West Point Leadership
Posted on 10/12/2017 8:01:01 AM PDT by mandaladon
Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert Heffington issued an open letter to West Point graduates earlier this week blasting the superintendent, commandant, and dean of the military academy for contributing to a culture of permissiveness.
The letter was subsequently posted on the website of American Military News.
Heffington told The Daily Caller he wrote the letter to the USMA Class of 1963 when several of its graduates contacted him asking how Spenser Rapone, a cadet espousing radically anti-American views, was allowed to graduate.
The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions standards or the cadet Honor Code, the Dean refuses to enforce academic standards, and the Commandant refuses to enforce standards of conduct and discipline, the letter charges. The end result is a sort of malaise that pervades the entire institution.
Heffingtons eye-opening letter describes systemic problems at West Point that he says have led to a decline in honor, standards and meritocracy. The end result of said neglect, according to the lieutenant colonel, is a current embrace of mediocrity.
Every fall, the Superintendent addresses the staff and faculty and lies, he asserts. He repeatedly states that We are going to have winning sports teams without compromising our standards, and everyone in Robinson Auditorium knows he is lying because we routinely admit athletes with ACT scores in the mid-teens across the board.
Heffington states that he has personally taught cadets who are borderline illiterate. In another section, Heffington laments what he refers to as West Points nonexistent academic standards, and takes aim at the dean:
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
According to the letter, cadets scornfully refer to one American history course as the I Hate America course.~~~~~~~~~~~~Obama's legacy?
Duty, Honor, Country | Douglas MacArthur | May 12, 1962 | West Point
This is obama deep state crap. I am sure that now this is exposed ,the administration at west point will be gutted like pigs. Trump will not tolerate this and I predict will get personally envolved.i also predict a review of the existing cadets for patriotism. Thank Godbthis slimmy communist snake was exposed
Once they declared sodomy was no big deal it all began to fail. The Left’s entire platform seems to revolve around their genetials and how they want to abuse them.
I grew up not far from the Academy and spent alot of time there in my youth. After I enlisted, I spent at year there with MEDDAC and also was Cadre during Beast Barracks while with the 10th Mountain. This is disappointing to say the least. I have friends who are on the faculty there, and the one thing that they have told me, is that the number of civilian Professors and staff increased, especially when Operational tempo in Iraq and Afghanistan was high. Many Officers left those teaching positions to get their “combat command” ticket punched.
As far as the Athletic recruiting goes, it was hard for Army to recruit against the other service academies while at war. Unless a Midshipman “goes Marine” or becomes a SEAL or SWCC or Aviator, it was easy for Navy to go into a player’s home and tell Momma, “we can keep your boy safe and aboard ship.” I know at least two Lacrosse players personally that were committed to USMA but enrolled at USNA, after that speech. Not saying there was no danger to Naval personnel during these conflicts, but it was obvious to the parents what the percentages were.
I've personally noticed increasingly progressive views on international politics, global security and social issues amongst WP officers who graduated even as early as the late '90s/2000s, so I suspect it started then but accelerated to full out PC liberalism under Obama.
The enemy is in the wire and they have over run the CP.
Just like Boy Scouts. One moral compromise ruined the whole thing from within. Think back also, we had a pretty decent relationship growing with Russia until we had a homosexual president and lesbian secretary of state who made that the centerpiece of or national policy and tried to impose it on their budding Christian renaissance. Now we have a new cold war.
Homosexuality has been the cutting edge of Americas destruction.
Really disheartening to see this happening at West Point, of all places.
The left has deeply infiltrated traditionally American institutions across the board and radically perverted them in a dangerous and disgusting way.
“is that the number of civilian Professors and staff increased, especially when Operational tempo in Iraq and Afghanistan was high”
Eating your seed corn. At the moment we need more military officers, we gut their training.
Yes, Sir. But folks want to be promoted, so they must get their checklists complete.
“The Lefts entire platform seems to revolve around their genitals and how they want to abuse them.”
One of the few ideologies besides racism, intolerance and hatred of all western civilization stands for actually shared by the American leftists and their muslim BFF’s.
In a sane world being a communist, socialist, homosexual, or pedophile would kill a career.
In the DNC they are almost all resume material ... the last one they still cover up.
No need for the enemy to over run the CP when it's already staffed with their own operatives.
I have an officer son serving now in SF. He says they could reduce officer corps by 30% by cutting unnecessary staff. He also said that SF Capt are leaving because of bad leadership not tempo of ops. Too many unnecessary staff missions in too many places. PC crap.
...and they have over run the CP.
Well, Trump has not fired Lt. Rapone. So, yeah, I think you're right there too.
As a USNA graduate, I regret what is occurring at all the Service academies, which is a lowering of standards and expectations to increase minority and female graduation rates. The worst of it comes with recruiting (largely) minority football players, including blacks, ethnic Samoans, and others. What I will disagree with is the idea the USNA recruits are promised safety. A majority of the minorities, particularly blacks, want to go Marines. A lot of that is because they don’t want to be on the water for a career — many come to the academy as non-swimmers, and although they have to learn to do so, they hate the experience. I know because I was a PT instructor my last year, and helped to run the Sub Squads for the PT tests: running, applied strength, obstacle course, swimming. My class had four blacks in our company, beginning Plebe Summer (pre-women era). Two dropped out before the end of Plebe Summer and two made it all the way to graduation. Both graduates went Marines.
Lee, Grant, Davis, Sherman, Patton, MacArthur, Eisenhower and Pershing are turning in their graves.
Yeah ~ TEW (Both Foreign and Domestic)
Has been for some time now—apparent to some, more and more in denial, biz as usual! AINO NOT Real Americans!
Semper POTUS.45 Cocked and Locked ~ If We Can keep Him!
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