To preserve, defend, and advocate for West Point's history, purpose, and principles of Duty, Honor, Country.

About MacArthur Society

We are graduates concerned about what we see happening at West Point.

The MacArthur Society of West Point Graduates is concerned about the possible politicization of the curriculum, especially a perceived focus on Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, the loss of merit-based leaders, and the degradation of the honor system. These issues threaten the effectiveness and readiness of the future leaders of the United States military. It is imperative that the West Point leadership addresses and rectifies these concerns in order to ensure the strength and success of our armed forces.
What’s Wrong at West Point? Read our call to arms:

Read Welcome Letter from the President, Colonel (retired) Bill Prince, '70

General Douglas MacArthur

Our Society is named after the accomplished 1903 West Point graduate who later become a 5-star General of the Army. Among his many great achievements, he made important reforms when he served as the Superintendent at West Point. He also gave what many call the greatest speech by a general when he spoke to cadets in 1962. Read or watch his inspiring “Duty, Honor, Country” speech:

We Support:

The U.S. Constitution, which we took an oath to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic

Elimination of political, racist, sexist propaganda at our Alma Mater

Merit-based promotion within the services based on performance

Academic courses of study that are relevant to the battlefield, leadership development, promoting national pride, patriotism and the Constitution

The traditional Honor Code prohibiting lying, cheating, stealing nor tolerating violators

Open, respectful communication and discussion

General MacArthur and West Point Cadets on Honor and the Honor Code

Why the MacArthur Society?

From the essay, “What the MacArthur Society: “. . . . Graduates of the Academy have watched the transformation of West Point into an institution that no longer performs the functions it was founded to perform. More troubling is that merit has ceased functioning as the foundation of professional competence. All evidence of American exceptionalism has disappeared at the Academy. Members of the Long Gray Line have protested what appears to be the softening of standards, acceptance of intolerance in the name of equity, and the acceptance of incompetence as the price of Affirmative Action. The situation we find ourselves in resembles the period of lost focus, failed academic programs, and leadership problems experienced at the Military Academy following World War I. In the crisis, Douglas MacArthur was singled out to serve as the Superintendent of the Academy. General MacArthur took charge of a broken academic institution. He worked with cadets, staff, and faculty as they gradually introduced reforms and educational programs to reestablish standards, train trainers, and restore discipline. . . .”
Read the essay, "Why the MacArthur Society":
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