Where this all this is taking place.
Will this lead to them establishing a system much like the other academies?
An Honor system, with zero tolerance.
If they cheat to get the rank, what will they do in face of danger?
You must lead by example.
Any breach of Honor, will lead to questioning of the "Honor" of those in positions of authority.
In the corporate world, this breach might not mean very much.
But when you place these individuals in positions of authority.
And lives are at stake, you want individuals that you can trust.
On Leatherneck.com, there's been a discussion of who is the "Greatest Marine".
My question was;
"What's the criterion of the Greatest Marine?"
The Marine with the greatest awards and medals?
Enlisted or Officer?
Men and women that we might wish to emulate?
Men and women of honor.
By this cheating, they have given up the right to lead in combat.