About face: U.S. Army to retain ROTC program at USD

Cadets involved in the ROTC program at the University of South Dakota, Mount Marty College, and other area schools take part in training exercises on the USD campus in this 2009 file photo. Part of the ROTC cadets’ training included a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter to the Austin Training Area, located near the Missouri River between Elk Point and Jefferson. (Photo by David Lias

By Randy Dockendorf randy.dockendorf@yankton.net VERMILLION — In a reversal of its decision, the U.S. Army will retain the ROTC program at the University of South Dakota and its affiliate at Mount Marty College. Army officials announced last month the elimination of Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at 13 schools nationwide … Read Article