Army Will Hold Off On Closing Three Tennessee ROTC Programs

Last month the Army looked to close 13 ROTC programs nationwide, including three in Tennessee, like at East Tennessee State University. (Credit ETSU ROTC, via Facebook)

Last month the Army looked to close 13 ROTC programs nationwide, including three in Tennessee, like at East Tennessee State University. (Credit ETSU ROTC, via Facebook)

ROTC programs that had been set to close at three Tennessee colleges are getting some time to improve, in hopes of better meeting the Army’s needs.

East Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin were all set to close their military officer training units. 

Now, Senator Lamar Alexander says the Army will give them two years, while it reviews its plans.

This is a major victory for students on these campuses at programs that have produced some of our nation’s most outstanding military leaders.

Tennessee would have been the hardest hit state in last month’s wave of closures, with three of the 13 such programs set to be shuttered nationally.


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