• Concerned West Point Alumni Establish New Graduate Organization – MacArthur Society

    July 2, 2023
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    In June 2023, several hundred concerned West Point graduates established the MacArthur Society of West Point Graduates.

    The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG), by the nature of its very name, should be serving the graduates of the Long Gray Line. Founded in 1869, it has strayed from its original purpose and has morphed into an ATM machine that takes money from graduates and funds the West Point football and other sports teams and other academy foci. Increasingly, many graduates began to feel that unless they had 8 figure donations to offer, they were irrelevant and unimportant in the eyes of the WPAOG leadership.

    On the heels of 78 years of losing wars, football scandals, drug rings, cheating escapades, and wokeness, West Point appears to be losing its way. Worse, concerned graduates frequently found themselves blocked from speaking out by AOG moderators in its various organizations.

    West Point’s reason for existing is to train Army officers to win our nation’s wars. Period. Instead of winning wars, debacles like Kabul 2021 continue to happen. Many of the generals responsible for that debacle were unfortunately West Point graduates. Instead of focusing on duty, honor, country, USMA is focusing on identity issues, tribalism, pronouns, and the football team’s record.

    West Point and the AOG increasingly ignore the voices of its individual graduates. Perhaps, as the MacArthur Society grows into a larger organization to advocate for a return to West Point’s founding principles, they will listen. In the meantime, concerned graduates of West Point should check out our website and join the website and our organization.


    John Hughes, MD

    Veteran of Iraq/Afghanistan

    West Point Graduate Class of 1996

    President, MacArthur Society of West Point Graduates



    John Hughes

    Emergency Physician. United States Military Academy Class of 1996. #1 graduate. 3rd Generation West Pointer. 4 combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. STARRS member.
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    A breath of fresh idea. Wish you safety and Godspeed

    Alej Marcos

    Duty, honor, country. Not many young civilians having those concepts to draw from any more.

    And the Old Breed is telling those that do to shy away from the woke military.

    Good work , obama.

    Young cockroaches should be exterminated before they get to be mature cockroaches .
    And become (Constitutionally unqualified) president.

    Peter York

    what was started in 1869, West Point or the MacArthur society? neither, I think.

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