I attended the news conference at Southern Miss last week concerning the Army's notification that the ROTC program would be discontinued after the 2014-2015 school year.
Governor Phil Bryant joined Southern Miss president Dr. Rodney Bennett in a unified effort to save the program. Both passionately expressed the desire to keep the ROTC program in place and highlighted the great contributions of service and valor graduates have given to secure our freedoms.
USM is one of 13 programs being cut nationwide. There are currently 87 USM students enrolled in the program. My question is why USM?
We at WDAM will continue to follow this story closely and we encourage you to voice your concerns to congressional representatives as well as anyone connected to the appropriate command with the United States Army. This is today's viewpoint.