AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Army's ROTC program at Georgia Regents University will be closing down as the Army looks to focus its efforts on faster-growing areas. It's one of 13 programs that will be eliminated across the country that have been graduating 15 or fewer cadets per year. Others include the University of North Alabama, East Tennessee State University and the University of Southern Mississippi.
The Army announced its decision this week after analyzing its 273 ROTC programs. Those being eliminated will close at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. The newspaper says cadets still in their first two years are being encouraged to transfer to another college with an ROTC program or remain at their current school as a traditional student.