As local governments and college campuses take down more and more monuments to Confederate heroes, eyes are turning to the military — particularly the Army, which has 10 installations named after Confederate officers.
The discussion has surfaced periodically throughout the years, most recently following a racially motivated church shooting in 2015, when a Pentagon official told CNN that there had been no moves to change any post names.
The Army posts named for Confederates are Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Pickett, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Rucker and Camp Beauregard.
Meanwhile, the Navy has three ships named after Confederates.
So, Army Times wants to know: Do you think it’s time to re-brand the Army’s Confederate namesakes?
Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members.