Naming Commission Completes Work for Renaming 9 Army Bases


The Naming Commission, which was created by Congress to investigate the possible change in the names of Department of Defense asset named after Confederate officers has accomplished its goal. 

The Commission was authorized by the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2021. This allowed them to examine any DoD asset, including buildings and army bases. Initial press release

The Oct. 1 deadline is fast approaching and the Commission has published its final report on their recommendations, with the help of the public.

The report was released in three parts. The first part focused on the new names for nine army bases, the second part looked at Confederate-affiliated names in regard to the U.S Military Academy and U.S Naval Academy assets, the third and final part addressed any remaining DoD assets that should be renamed, According toPress release 

According to the Commission Fort Moore will soon replace Fort Benning, the famous Georgia army base. It was named after Lt. General Hall Moore and Julia Moore. 

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, another well-known military base, will see a new name. According to the Commission, the army base will soon bear the new name Fort Liberty in honor of the American value liberty. 

Several other Confederate-affiliated assets under the DoD were recommended to be modified, renamed, or removed in the report. The Commission recommended that other departments, including the Air Force, consider renaming assets within their departments that honor the confederacy. 

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