An ROTC renaissance is underway at Brown.
On College Hill, civil-military relations have improved more during the past four years than the preceding four decades. In 2012, the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs was established to support student veterans and students pursuing military careers. In 2015, agreements were signed with the U.S. Navy at Holy Cross and with the U.S. Air Force at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Participation in Army ROTC through Providence College has been climbing. These are historic steps for a campus that largely parted ways with the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
Today, through these off-campus partnerships, Brown students have the opportunity to commission as officers in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. Scaling-up these partnerships is important for increasing on-campus diversity and helping bridge the civil-military divide. To foster a supportive atmosphere and encourage further progress, Brown Alumni for ROTC is working with alumni, students, and faculty. We’re old grads and new grads of all political stripes, united by our desire to strengthen relations between Brown University and the U.S. military. Will you join us?