October 10, 2014 11:17 pm -

[su_right_ad]Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh’s master’s degree has been rescinded because of plagiarism charges.

The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York Times published a story showing that the Montana senator borrowed heavily from other sources for a paper he wrote in 2007.

Walsh was pursuing a Master of Strategic Studies degree at age 47, a year before he became Montana’s adjutant general overseeing the state National Guard.,,

‘The board found that then Colonel John Walsh did commit the offense of plagiarism and thus his Master’s Degree and status as graduate of the U.S. Army War College should be revoked,’ War College spokeswoman Carol Kerr said in a statement…

Possible extenuating circumstances submitted by Walsh of post-traumatic stress disorder and a fellow soldier’s suicide were not enough to support any other recommendation.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Army War College Rescinds Senator’s Degree

  1. tiredoftea October 11th, 2014 at 12:04 am

    It’s a shame he did that to himself. The college did the right thing.

  2. fahvel October 11th, 2014 at 12:33 am

    and at this esteemed school, do they study how to do war or the history of war? – what a strange name for a school and what a strange country to have a school that teaches war.

  3. Obewon October 11th, 2014 at 12:41 am

    All he had to do was cite sources, or rewrite the 25% of his 14 page thesis he lifted.

    I missed ‘Aug 7, 2014 -(D MT) Sen. John Walsh announced he’s dropping out of the race for his Montana Senate seat.’ -One-term state representative (D-MT) Amanda Curtis, the new Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, is trailing some 20 percentage points behind Republican U.S. Representative Steve Daines in recent polls.