My W&L story is similar to a majority of alumni in that I came from a white, upper middle-class, private school background. By my sophomore year, I was more into ROTC than I was fraternity life. That was the year the scales started to fall from my eyes. I ended up spending 27 plus years in uniform and had the privilege of working alongside many tremendous people of all backgrounds, both in the Army and in the countries we worked in. Washington and Lee in 2020 remains an anachronism, and not in a good way. W&L can and should change.