ROTC on campus

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Todd Henderson, ROTC on campus, Truth on the Market (March 05, 2010),

I’m delighted to see the news that Stanford is considering reinstating ROTC on campus. I served for four years in ROTC at Princeton, and it was one of the highlights of my college years. (President Clinton’s budget cuts — the so-called peace dividend — and an untimely shoulder surgery kept me from serving.) I am opposed to the government’s discrimination against homosexuals serving in the military, but have always believed that one way to remedy this was by having people like me serving in the officer corps. I hope more schools, like Yale, where I would have gone if they had ROTC on campus, will follow Princeton and, perhaps, Stanford’s lead.