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Fri November 8, 2013

Army Reverses Plan To Close ROTC At North Alabama

The military has reversed a decision to close the ROTC program at the University of North Alabama.
Credit University of North Alabama

The military has reversed a decision to close the ROTC program at the University of North Alabama.

School leaders learned of the decision this week.

The leader of the UNA battalion, Lt. Col. Mike Snyder, says he and his staff have been working with cadets to find transfer options. Now they'll work on recruiting new cadets to keep the program vital.

The university has had a Reserve Officers Training Corps program for 65 years.

The Army released plans last month to close 13 ROTC programs nationwide. Now those programs will be on probationary status to let them work to reach performance criteria set by the Army.

UNA President William Cale says keeping the Army program on campus is a priority.