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Sen. Chuck Schumer promotes ROTC in NYC

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

According to an article in today’s New York Post , Sen. Chuck Schumer

“yesterday urged the Navy to provide on-campus military training to help relaunch its ROTC program at Columbia University. Columbia last month agreed to allow the Navy back on campus for the first time since 1969, when it was banned amid Vietnam War protests.”

As AEI’s Cheryl Miller reported in last month’s Case Study of ROTC in New York City, New York City’s

“Navy ROTC program is located beneath Throgs Neck Bridge on the outskirts of the Bronx. It is almost completely inaccessible via public transportation—a significant challenge for cross-enrolled Navy ROTC students [like those at Columbia], who are required to attend classes and drill at Maritime three days a week.”