On West Point and the Honor Code

On West Point and the Honor Code

Honor Code “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” This is one of the first things imprinted on New Cadets when they arrive at West Point for Beast Barracks. Along with such tantalizing bits as “How’s the cow?” and “How many gallons in Lusk...
Which is more important: Honor or Loyalty?

Which is more important: Honor or Loyalty?

Many people consider the two the same, but I don’t. One is inward oriented, the other outward. At West Point we had to memorize quite a bit of ‘trivia’ otherwise known as Plebe Poop, which is self-explanatory. One bothered me a lot: In 60 major...