I am honered to be a member of the 1st (and for many years only) service academy class to stage a food strike, or at least that is the way it was reported by the New York Times. The Academy was honored to have a visit by Chief Justice Earl Warren sometime during my 1st class year (1964-1965). In those days, and likely still true, after the order "Seats" was given in the mess hall a series of lights would come on indicating you could leave at your leisure. 1st light meant the 1st class could leave; 2nd light the 2nd class could now leave; 3rd light 3rd class could leave, etc. Within about 5 minutes, the mess hall was basically empty. Chief Justice Warren demanded to know why. Answers were forthcoming, we had been complaining about the food for quite some time but the complaints were "swept under the rug" and never reached the catering people. A very high ranking USMS individual was demoted over the situation. As best I recall Chief Justice Warren returned about a month later and conducted a follow-up.