Jonathan E. Hillman on ROTC’s return to campus

ROTC Returns to the Ivies
Wall Street Journal
September 25, 2012
Op-ed by: Jonathan E. Hillman, Belfer Center International and Global Affairs student fellow
Topic: ROTC’s return to campus

“As a graduate student only there to observe, I felt like I’d stumbled into a black-tie event wearing a Speedo. It didn’t help that despite arriving 10 minutes early, I was, comparatively speaking, late. My casual ‘How’s it going?’ was met with a professional ‘Good morning’ from seven new cadets in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. A few minutes later, at 0800 hours on Sept. 13, the first military-science class held on Harvard’s campus since the Vietnam War was in session. Yes, ROTC has had an office on campus since the fall of 2011, but this was the first real class.”

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