Cynicism is neither a new nor unfamiliar attitudinal expression
amongst cadets at the Air Force Academy. While its roots lie with a
succinct society of satirists in Ancient Greece, the modern cynic
conjures negative connotations amongst superiors and organizations
alike. Although the attitude is quickly associated with, and
attributed to, negative reflections, few definitions completely
agree as to what cynicism actually is. The problems associated with
defining cynicism manifest in an inability to curb its effects.
Particularly troubling is the expression of derogatory attitudes in
young officers attributed to a budding and rampant sense of
cynicism. In 2008, the Commandant of the Aerospace Basic Course at
Maxwell Air Force Base commented that the displays of
unprofessional and troubling attitudes by graduates of the Air
Force Academy led him to rank USAFA graduates professionally behind
both ROTC and OTS graduates. In a statement that should shock all
graduates of the Academy, he cornered a former USAFA administrator
with the pointed barb, "Just what the hell are you producing up
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