My personal experience at three separate universities is that some programs do have a left-leaning bias and sometimes the professors care but other times they don’t. I’ve been in a left-leaning poli sci program, a right-leaning philosophy program and a literature program with a bit of both.
I don’t think soldiers are the equivalent of the messiah but I do think dying in defense of liberty is a noble thing. I’d rather people LIVE in defense of liberty, but I understand death is an inevitable outcome of war. I think soldiers do a job I would not or cannot do, and I admire them in the same way I admire heart surgeons, garbage collectors, and kindergarten teachers. I appreciate that all these folks are made of a toughness I do not possess.