NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The U.S. Army has agreed to put off the planned closure of Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at three Tennessee universities.
Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker said Wednesday the delay will provide time to show the programs can meet the Army's needs.
The three ROTC programs are located at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and the University of Tennessee campus in Martin.
The Tennessee ROTC programs were among 13 the army announced it would close around the country over the next two years.
Alexander thanked Corker and U.S. Reps. Phil Roe, Diane Black and Steve Fincher for working to keep the ROTC programs open for two more years while the Army reviews its plan.
Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!
Note: All comments left on our sites are first reviewed by an automated comment moderation system. Your comment may take up to 5 minutes to appear. If for any reason your comment can not be approved you will receive an email from this system with a detailed explanation.
Story copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to email@example.com and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.