Reserve Officer Training Corps
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States Armed Forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. It is designed as a college elective, and studies focus on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, and professional ethics. Generally ROTC programs are run through a Department of Military or Naval Science. Nearly 300 colleges and universities currently host the 200-year-old ROTC program. Dozens of prestigious schools had eliminated ROTC to protest America's involvement in war and more recently because of Don't ask, don't tell.
- Elite Schools Eager to Welcome Back ROTC After Repeal of Military's Gay Ban, FOX News, December 21, 2010