After months of silence, we have finally learned the fate of the West Point graduate who infamously declared “Communism Will Win” and decried Defense Sec. James Matthis as “the most vile, evil f**k in the current administration.” Former U.S. Army Infantry Officer Spenser Rapone has been “other than honorably” discharged.
The news of Rapone’s discharge came via the announcement that he would be one of the speakers at the Socialism 2018 conference in Chicago in July. Below is the bio provided by the organization describing Rapone as having “separated from the Army in June 2018 with an Other Than Honorable discharge”:
Spenser Rapone is a former Army Ranger and Infantry Officer recently separated from the military for speaking out against its imperialist violence. He enlisted as an infantryman out of high school in 2010, and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. After returning from his combat tour, he applied and was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 2012, graduating and receiving his commission in May 2016. Deciding he could no longer stomach the immorality of US imperialism, he spoke out against the reprehensible actions of the military in September 2017. He ultimately resigned his commission, and was separated from the Army in June 2018 with an Other Than Honorable discharge.
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Rapone, who belongs to the Democratic Socialists of America, has been active online promoting communism and socialism and decrying the U.S. and its current leadership. . .
The Army quickly announced that it had opened an investigation into Rapone and renounced his actions in a statement: “The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy’s motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values. Second Lieutenant Rapone’s actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army.” (Read more from “‘Communism Will Win’ Army Soldier Gets ‘Other Than Honorable’ Discharge” HERE)