West Point drops ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ from its military statement

The U.S Military Academy at West Point has updated its motto to simply include the term “Army Values,” dropping the previous inclusion of the words “Duty, Honor, Country.”

West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steve Gilland described the three words as “foundational” to the U.S. Military Academy’s culture and that they would “always remain our motto.” Over the past year and a half, though, West Point has conducted a review of its strategy with “leaders from across West Point and external shareholders” to create soldiers ready for combat, and that it believes its mission ties the Academy to the Army, according to a letter from Gilland.

As such, the mission statement has been updated: 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.

“Duty, Honor, Country is West Point’s motto and the foundation of our culture as it has been
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