ROTC Cuts 1954

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  1. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad Member

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    Here is an interesting article by the Harvard Crimson from 1954

    This June, the Army should receive 14,500 newly commissioned ROTC second lieutenants. At the same time, because of a budget slash, the Army will have to cut its active officers, strength almost 12,000 by June, 1955.

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1954/2/6/army-may-cut-rotc-duty-to/
     
  2. Jcc123

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    Off topic, but an interesting number of grammatical errors for a Harvard publication.
     
  3. kinnem

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    Interesting article. Makes sense with the Korean War ended and the massive size of the military at that time. I find it interesting that the plan was to allow folks to commission and serve for 90 days before going reserve. A far better approach, methinks, than the rumors of cuts that one encounters today. Of course Army, unlike the other services, already has the reserves as a release valve when manning levels are too high. Thanks for posting it NorwichDad.
     

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