(WDHN) — The Naming Commission has released a list of names it has suggested for nine Confederate-related Army base names across the country, including Fort Rucker.
Ft. Rucker was named for Civil War officer Colonel Edmund W. Rucker. He was later awarded the honorary title of “General.”
According to their website, The Naming Commission’s mission is to help in “naming, renaming, and removal recommendations to Congress for all Department of Defense items that commemorate the Confederate States of America or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederate States of America.”
Other bases that are set to be renamed include Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, Fort Lee in Virginia, and others.
Below is a list of possible names Ft. Rucker and other bases can be changed to:
The commission continued thir mission statment by stating:
“The names of our military installations should appropriately reflect the courage, values, and sacrifices of our diverse military men and women, with consideration given to the local or regional significance of names and their potential to inspire and motivate our service members.“Ther Naming Commission
More than 34,000 name submissions were received by the Naming Commission.
The commission will select the final names for recommendation in the naming plan due to Congress by Oct. 1, 2022.