Columbia NROTC

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  1. Anthony96

    Anthony96 Member

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    Is anyone familiar with Columbia's NROTC program? Is it on campus or at SUNY Maritime, and around how many students are involved in the program?
     
  2. gettingmoregrayhair

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    From this web link - it DOES NOT appear that Columbia has a NROTC program, but they do mention a Marine component.

    Here is a partial quote from their webpage and a link to the page itself.

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    In the many years of its existence Columbia's NROTC program graduated thousands of students to become officers in the United States Navy. At its high point, Columbia's Corps of Midshipmen rivaled even the Naval Academy itself in size. The program was dissolved in 1969.

    Today many students still partake in the Reserve Officers Training Corps through U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force programs offered at Fordham University and Manhattan College respectively. Some also join the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class, a summer training program designed to prepare students to be commissioned as officers in the Unites States Marine Corps.
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    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/rotc/index.htm
     
  3. kinnem

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    Columbia is an NROTC cross-town affiliate of State University of New York Maritime College. I think NROTC returned to Columbia in 2011 so I wouldn't think the numbers are large, especially given how I think the rest of the campus feels about ROTC in general. SUNY Maritime is a great school though and I would think they have an excellent unit.
     
  4. Anthony96

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    Thanks for the information, but are the Ivies really that anti-military? :confused:
     
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    I don't think you can say the schools themselves are, otherwise they wouldn't have invited ROTC back on campus after a long hiatus. But the student body at Columbia seems to be notoriously left leaning to me, given the guest speakers they have through the years. But that's just my perspective from hundreds of miles away. YMMV.
     

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