This episode of the WPAOG Podcast features a conversation with LTC Tom Dull, MAJ(P) Ben Elliott, MAJ Marc Meybaum, and CPT Brian Martinez.
This episode features a discussion between LTC Tom Dull, Executive Officer at the Character Integration Advisory Group at West Point, and MAJ(P) Ben Elliott ’07, MAJ Marc Meybaum ’12, and CPT Brian Martinez. They are three officers who have conducted research on the Army profession and are Instructors of MX400: Officership, a class on the oath of office for first class cadets, at West Point.
In this episode, they provide a deep understanding of the oath of commissioned officers by discussing its origin and history, relive stories of their own commissioning ceremonies, and discuss the importance of teaching the value of trust and honor to first class cadets at West Point.
(04:36) Civilian control of the military
(08:35) Current state of civil-military relations
(15:22) Social media in the military
(19:52) Affirmative action in college admissions
(25:51) Nonpartisanship in the cadet corps
(33:07) The future for military nonpartisan norms