Posted on March 31, 2022

Commission to Review 750 Confederacy-Linked Military Items for Renaming

Natalie Prieb, The Hill, March 30, 2022

The congressional Naming Commission announced Wednesday that it will review “more than 750 Department of Defense items” to determine whether their names “commemorate the Confederacy.”

The commission will “assess the cost of renaming or removing names, symbols, displays, monuments, or paraphernalia” that celebrates any person who voluntarily served the Confederacy, a statement from the commission said.

The full list of items under review includes everything from military bases to stickers and flyers. The items are located at military installations across the U.S. and in other countries, including two at a naval base in Japan.


The commission, which was established by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, came under intense scrutiny by former President Trump when it was created in 2020. One of the committee’s original purposes was to investigate renaming nine military bases, including Fort Lee, Fort Bragg, Ford Hood and Fort Benning, over ties to the Confederacy. {snip}