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Honor Bright: History and Origins of the West Point Honor Code and System

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By Dr. Lewis Sorley - Class of 1973


Producing leaders of character for the Army has been West Point’s mission since its foundation in 1802. Central to West Point’s success in developing leaders of character is the Cadet Honor Code and System. Developed and refined over two centuries, the honor code is a foundation for a lifelong commitment to doing what’s right. Honor Bright chronicles that journey through time.