Wednesday, Nov. 6 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRDW) -- The Army announced it would postpone the closure of GRU's ROTC program, and place the university on a two-year probationary status, after which they would re-evaluate the closure.
According to a release, U.S. Congressman John Barrow (Ga.-12) is working with the U.S. Army on alternatives to closing the program.
“The ROTC program at GRU was named the best program in the country, so shutting it down just doesn’t make any sense,” said Congressman Barrow in a press release. “Working together, we were able to preserve this program and give them time show the Army why the GRU ROTC program is the last program that should be eliminated, not the first.”
In October, Congressman Barrow joined a bipartisan group of House members in a letter to U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh in asking for reasons for the program’s closure. The letter is below.
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