Johns Hopkins ROTC Coverage
- 13 February 1995 Johns Hopkins press release "Hopkins
Survey Respondents Oppose Both Gay Ban and ROTC Abolition".
- May 2003 Johns Hopkins University "Policy
on the Reserve Officer Training Corps". Note: The
university, which has an Army ROTC
program, has a disclaimer that "Johns Hopkins University does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual
orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or
veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the
university or with regard to admission or employment. Defense Department
discrimination in ROTC programs on the basis of sexual orientation conflicts
with this university policy. The university is committed to encouraging a
change in the Defense Department policy." One should note, however,
ask, don't tell" is a federal law, not merely a Defense Department
- 2005 "The Organizational Evolution of Cadet Command, 1990-2003" by Dr. Arthur T. Coumbe, pp 515-51 in "An Army at War: Change in the Midst of Conflict: The Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institute 2005 Military History Symposium". Note: Major General John T.D. “Rusty” Casey, the Army ROTC Cadet Command Commander from the summer of 2000 through the summer of 2003, wanted to organize the ROTC along functional rather than geographic lines, with an Elite Brigade that included prestigious schools such as Princeton, MIT, Cornell, Duke and Johns Hopkins. "Just as the Elite Brigade was about to be implemented, however, a retired general officer who was a member of the ROCKS, an organization devoted to the mentoring of African American junior officers, learned of Casey’s plans and reportedly intervened with the TRADOC commander to block its formation. The general feared that the creation of this unit would greatly weaken the position of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) within the ROTC structure by siphoning off scholarship dollars to high cost, prestigious schools. His fears may have been justified because Casey was widely regarded as a great proponent of bolstering ROTC’s presence in the nation’s elite universities and of lowering the program’s presence in less competitive schools."
14 April 2005 Johns Hopkins News-Letter article "ROTC
offers cadets unique education".
14 April 2005 Johns Hopkins News-Letter column "ROTC
policy incongruent with 'tolerant' university" by Blake Trettien.
Note: The author notes that the ROTC program does not follow
the university's nondiscrimination policy for sexual orientation, but does
not mention that it doesn't follow provisions on age, gender, veteran status
or disability either.
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