The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure; This Memorial Day, Let Us Remember Those Who Gave It All for this Nation and the Principles for Which We Should All Stand When I was eighteen years old, I was stationed in the US Army’s Presidential Honor Guard in Fort Myer, Virginia. Typical of a young man that age, I thought …

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Our Duty to Combat Evil

Whether you use one of many starting points, where we were warned by people who lived through some of the most horrific examples of tyranny and terror, like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s life in Gulag Archipelago, or the Bible, where so many examples of wickedness and evil subjected the Jews of those times horrific pain, suffering and …

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USMA Class of 1972: My Looking Back and Ahead 50 years. (Part 3 of 3)

My personal perspective on West Point, obviously, is mine alone.  It’s aged over 50 years since graduation and informed by 65 years of reading history as well as over 2 decades working as an Army “Futurist.”  I believe West Point should focus on creating the cadre of the “military priesthood” of the U.S. Army.  I know such a shift would get mixed results, but 50 years from now Americans would know the Long Gray Line is about winning America’s wars above all else.