The woke agenda is destroying the tradition of “Duty, Honor, Country” at West Point Military Academy and replaced it with “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,” according to an alumnus.
Major General Paul Vallely, a graduate of the renowned military academy, discussed his fight against the spread of leftist ideology at his alma mater in a recent interview with The College Fix.
Vallely (pictured) said that he received several complaints from cadets that “there wasn’t real teaching going on in some of the social science departments; that they were receiving this mandatory indoctrination on CRT, leftist ideology.”
However, CRT isn’t the only problem according to Vallely, a Vietnam War veteran and former deputy commanding general for the US Army Pacific.
The retired military officer said that mandatory vaccinations, the exclusion of conservative guest speakers and racial preferences in the admissions process have been active policies of the current leaders of West Point.
“They were requiring mandatory vaccinations and booster shots of all the cadets where they would not be accepted in the first place or would be released,” he told The Fix. “No conservative speakers were invited over the past year and a half. Almost every speaker was a leftist whose ideology was liberal and progressive.”
West Point’s media relations team did not respond to requests for comment on Vallely’s complaints sent in the past three weeks.
“They are bringing people in based on diversity rather than their skills to be a future officer of the American Army… You should accept based on ability and skill,” he told The Fix.
The military officer said cadets informed him of these problems at his 50th West Point class of 1962 reunion in May 2022. To address the concerns, he established a group with other graduates seeking to defend the traditional values of his alma mater.