Cadets at West Point are hearing from the United States Military Academy's superintendent after photos surface of a recent graduate wearing clothes with communist messages, under his uniform.
Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone posted a picture to his social media account that launched an investigation. And while General Robert Caslen acknowledges that an investigation is ongoing, he says it does not cloud the academy's mission of developing the next generation of military leaders instilled with Army values.
In his letter, the general asks the West Point community to:
"Prevent the negativity associated with the alleged behavior of one graduate from causing us to lose sight of the thousands of graduates who sacrifice and serve honorably every day.”
Rapone is currently assigned to Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently called for the Army to nullify his commission, and for West Point to revoke his degree and force Rapone to repay his education costs.