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Defending ROTC at Columbia

As the Washington Post reported this week, the number of college students across the country participating in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps has increased by 50 percent since the 2005–06 school year, with 36,474 students enrolled in the program this past school year. Indeed, during the 2011–12 school year, “the Army commissioned 5,880 officers and reservists, surpassing its goal of 5,350. That number is expected to increase in coming years as large incoming classes mature.”


Congratulations Columbia vets!

This week, 41 U.S. military veterans graduated from Columbia University’s School of General Studies, the largest number of undergraduate veterans to graduate from the school since World War II. Retired General George W. Casey, the 36th U.S. Army chief of staff and the commanding general for Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2007, gave brief remarks at the graduation ceremony on Sunday.