“West Point Defines Who I Am”: Coming To Terms With The Honor Scandal

Andrew Lamb


Andy Lamb grew up in a military family. His father, was an infantry officer in the 1st Cavalry Division, and deployed to Vietnam in 1965 and 1971. Service to country was the expectation in his family. Andy came to West Point with the Class of 1977, and in the spring of 1976, he was implicated in the Electrical Engineering cheating scandal. The charges against him were dropped in July, 1976, and upon graduation he branched into the Signal Corps. He eventually attended medical school, and served in Desert Storm as a doctor with the 86th Evac Hospital. In this interview, he talks about his childhood, his father’s service in Vietnam, and his decision to attend West Point. He describes several of the issues facing West Point in the mid-70s, such as the end of the Vietnam Era, the admission of women into the academy, and the cheating scandal. He describes in detail his experiences being implicated in the scandal, and how it shaped who he is today. Finally, he discusses his current career in the medical profession, highlighting how West Point and his medical service around the globe have changed him.


conflicts Persian Gulf War
topics Honor Spring 1976 Cheating Incident USMA 1977 West Point History Leadership Military Medicine
interviewer David Siry
date 06 October 2017


name Andrew Lamb
institution USMA / University of Alabama
graduation year 1977
service Signal Corps / Medical
unit 86th Evac Hospital, 101st Airborne Division
service dates 1977 1992