Kansas University Army ROTC Numbers Up

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ While many new students are donning Kansas
college colors this fall, even more are wearing green.

Officials at the University of Kansas and at Kansas State report an increase of at least 20 percent in the number of Army ROTC cadets on campus this semester.

Nationally, there are 30,721 Army ROTC cadets.

Lt. Col. George Belin, professor of military science and head of Kansas State's Army ROTC program, says cadets are matched with older students who act as mentors.

Paul Kotakis, spokesman for the Army Cadet Command, says there isn't a single factor for an increase in ROTC programs. He says it was likely a combination of the scholarship opportunities, leadership training and family experience with the military.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 34917179 - wibw.com/a?a=34917179