ERIC Number: ED047599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Education and Training in the Army.
Westmoreland, W. C.
Higher education and the military have much in common: both are vitally concerned with youth and in preparing young people for effective functioning in society. The army is heavily involved in education and training; in addition to West Point, there is an Army school system which consists of 2 colleges, 20 branch schools, and 11 specialist schools. Many soldiers have completed high school while in the army, others have improved their basic education, 90 percent of the career officers hold undergraduate degrees, and 25 percent hold advanced degrees. The ROTC programs are of vital importance and great efforts are being made to improve Summer Camp Programs and to provide other useful training programs. The ROTC programs on campus have borne much of the brunt of the antimilitary feeling currently in vogue, and Professors of Military Science at the institutions hosting ROTC have been given increased flexibility to blend the precepts of the military profession with the philosophies of the institution, and have been encouraged to sustain a meaningful dialogue between the Army and the students. Efforts have also been made to improve the quality of the ROTC staffs. To end the draft will require double or triple the enlistments of quality personnel, and for that a good professional climate, more money, and a better image are essential. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Reserve Officers Training Corps
Note: Address given at the meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington D.C., November 10, 1970