Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
This fall, Army ROTC officially began classes at the City College of New York, ending a 41-year absence. The program will serve as headquarters for a new partnership between the Army and the City University of New York, intended to make ROTC more accessible to New York City students. It also marks a broader move by the military to reengage with areas currently underserved by recruiting policy and to realign the ROTC footprint so that it produces an officer corps more representative of American society.
Cheryl Miller examines this shift in a new policy brief for the Program on American Citizenship, “The return of ROTC to New York City.” The brief also looks at the return of Naval ROTC to Columbia University and provide a progress report on its activities.