The Impact of a Modern Volunteer Army on ROTC.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question is whether or not the Army ROTC program in a zero-draft environment can continue to provide the required numbers of new officer accessions. The decline in enrollments in ROTC, the continued need for the program, as well as recent actions and proposals to enhance ROTC were examined. Data obtained from a literature search and the authors observations during his assignment as PMS formed the basis for conclusions reached. The decline in enrollments, related directly to the easing of draft pressures, will be offset somewhat by recent legislation to increase pay and raise the number of ROTC scholarships. Yet until the attitude of the general public improves, it is doubtful that ROTC will continue to be the primary source of junior officers in a draft-free environment. Author
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