Sunday, February 08, 2009

'best decision he made was 30 years ago'

BG Arnold Gordon-Bray (far right in pic) on ROTC.

“I’ve been to 42 countries and six continents,” said Bray, who has served with both the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. “I continue to be challenged ... every day.”
Bray is deputy commander of the Army’s Cadet Command, headquartered at Fort Monroe, Va. The command oversees the Army’s Junior ROTC programs in high schools and the Reserve Officer Training Corps at colleges and universities.
Bray said the Army’s goal is to commission 80 percent of its officers out of ROTC programs at colleges and universities. Men and women who are ROTC members become Army 2nd lieutenants when they graduate.“You get a chance to be a junior executive in the nation’s biggest corporation,” Bray said. “When you walk out of college, you’re ready to lead 42 men (a platoon).”

OYE Comment: Let's hope Columbia University gets the message.


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