Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Are we seeing the start of an ROTC retrenchment in the Northeast? St. John’s College in New York City expanded its Army ROTC unit to Staten Island, and Columbia University has restored ties with the Navy. Connecticut will get an Air Force and Naval ROTC unit at Yale next fall (the only NROTC program in the state), and now Rutgers is starting a Navy unit (likewise, the only one in New Jersey). The opening of Rutger’s program will mark the first time since 1972 (when Princeton discontinued its program) that New Jersey students will have the opportunity to participate in NROTC.
Progress is occurring, slowly but surely.