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“The 1951 Honor Incident, Lessons from an Avoidable Tragedy”

Text of a Talk Given to the Cadet Honor Committee on 3 December 2001 and Published in Assembly magazine, May/Jun 2002 issue.

Using research material from A Return to Glory and other sources, the piece is the text of a talk given to the Cadet Honor Committee at West Point on 3 December 2001 based on the facts and circumstances of the 1951 honor incident. The author explains the purposes and practical value of officer candidates taking action when violations of the cadet honor code are observed, and relates the cadet honor code to the officer code and leadership.