The Honor Code states, “We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.” Sadly, most everyone at the Academy, cadets included, know that violations are tolerated. Malmstrom’s research clearly shows that toleration of honor violations has risen steadily for the entire 30-year period of his surveys. The Academy should either change the wording of the Honor Code to mandate a softer (lower) standard or enforce the higher standards of the current language (my preference). If the Honor Code were being enforced, a climate of honor would pervade the cadet wing which would result in cadets refusing to tolerate, not only honor violations, but also other bad behavior.
— Col. Roy Miller, USAF (Ret.), Air Force Academy ’67
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