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Army Sees Increase in Female Academy, ROTC Cadets

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Army Sees Increase in Female Academy, ROTC Cadets

The Army is making gains in leadership diversity, with the number of female cadets increasing in the ROTC and at the U.S. Military Academy.

“The Army is committed to manning a force that reflects the diversity of the nation,” Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel, told a House subcommittee. “We have made improvements in representing the diversity of America’s talent in our officer corps.”

Carter: Don’t Knock Fort Knox

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Carter: Don’t Knock Fort Knox

The ability of Fort Knox, Ky., to support a wide spectrum of training makes it an “incredible installation” that plays an essential role not only for the Army but for the entire U.S. military, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says.

Carter recently visited the post to speak to Army ROTC cadets going through summer training. “The reason that we have the finest fighting force the world has ever known is because of our people,” he said. “And for commissioned officers it starts, importantly, for 40 percent of the Army, in ROTC.”

Two AUSA Leaders Inducted Into New ROTC Hall of Fame

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Two AUSA Leaders Inducted Into New ROTC Hall of Fame

Both the current and future presidents of the Association of the U.S. Army were part of a 300-person inaugural class inducted June 10 into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame at Fort Knox, Ky.

The event came as the Reserve Officers' Training Corps marks its 100th anniversary.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame was retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, AUSA’s current president and CEO. He is a 1959 ROTC graduate of Norwich University, a private military college in Vermont that is the birthplace of the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

ROTC Turns 100

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One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916 establishing the Reserve Officers’ Training Co