ROTC’s ranks surge with new recruits

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    "CAMBRIDGE - Chris Higgins, 21, an upbeat Harvard University junior, is a social studies major who has worked at an orphanage in Uganda and backpacked around China while learning Mandarin.
    He is also a master sergeant in the Army ROTC, an officer-in-the-making who has spent weekends firing an M-16, rappelling, and honing land-navigation skills while many classmates are launching a blitz on the college social scene.

    “I have a mission,’’ said Higgins, a native of East Setauket, N.Y.

    That mission - to serve the country and gain leadership experience - is shared by a sharply growing number of American undergraduates, who have swollen the Army’s ROTC ranks by 26 percent, to 30,721, in the last three years..."


    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ma...09/09/27/rotcs_ranks_surge_with_new_recruits/
     
  2. aglages

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    It is an opportune time to be a patriot that also wants to go to college.
     
  3. NHUSNAhopeful

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    Some of the comments were quite negative, as was to be expected. I started to craft a reply and realized I probably should wait 24 hours :)
     

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