Navy Professor Argues Academies Have Outlived Their Usefulness

A controversial Naval Academy professor is back in the spotlight after calling for an end to military academies. 

 

Bruce Fleming, a professor at the English Department of the U.S. Naval Academy since 1987, has been praised for his short stories.

But now he's turning that sharp pen towards a missive calling on the new Republican legislative majority to shut down 'four hugely expensive and unproductive U.S. service academies (Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard) taxpayer-funded undergraduate institutions whose products all become officers in the military to more modest and functional schools for short-term military training programs, as the British have repurposed Sandhurst.'


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