MSU Working To Save Campus ROTC Program
Officials from Morehead State University are pulling out all the stops as they try to keep the university’s 45 year old Army ROTC program from being shut-down. Saying it wants to re-allocate some of its resources, the Army recently announced MSU’s program would be phased-out by 2015.
Max Ammonds, MSU’s Director of Military Initiatives, says the news caught those at Morehead State off guard. He says MSU’s ROTC program has long been meeting the goals set for it by the Army, and school officials are now enlisting the backing of state and federal lawmakers, including District Congressman Hal Rogers as they try to save it.
“We’re very thankful that our representatives are supporting us. Unfortunately, they were not part of the decision process either and we’re trying to, with collaboration with their office, we’re trying to come together with our representatives and open that dialog with the Department of the Army in order to reverse this pending decision.” –Max Ammonds
Ammonds says MSU officials are asking for the chance to meet with those from the Army to present their case for keeping the university’s ROTC program operational.