ROTC Returns to Harvard

Do you care that Harvard has reinstated ROTC? Them and their six recruits are back in:

Under its agreement with the Army, Harvard will provide office space for the local R.O.T.C. commander to conduct classes and counseling sessions with cadets. It will also make classrooms and athletic facilities available for training.

And it will assume financial responsibility for administrative costs associated with the program. Those costs were covered by a Harvard alumni group since the R.O.T.C. left the campus.

After the R.O.T.C. left, Harvard undergraduates went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tufts University for weekly courses in military science and three-times-a-week physical training sessions.

Since 1989, the Army has commissioned 88 second lieutenants out of Harvard through the R.O.T.C., and six students are currently participating in the program, said Lt. Col. Tim Hall, commander of the local R.O.T.C. unit, known as the Paul Revere Battalion.

Somewhere, Paul Revere is not happy at only having six officer candidates under his flag.