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Fixing ROTC

The Army is making great strides reforming ROTC, and it's a task too important to be neglected.

5:00 PM, Feb 11, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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All in all, the changes have been reviewed quite positively. “I don’t think we’ve made this kind of substantial change [to ROTC] in over 40,” years,” General Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, told the crowd at AEI. However, after beginning the overhaul of the ROTC program, Smith will soon be deployed to Afghanistan. His predecessor will have to follow through on his efforts, and the Army can’t afford to once again neglect the ROTC program. “If we don’t figure this out,” Smith said, “I think we’ll have a problem three to five years from now.”  

UPDATE—Army public affairs emails to clarify regarding the discussion of acadmic standards. "The Commanding General was not talking about the universities' standards, but our [ROTC] standards for academics."

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