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ROTC Coverage Added Recently

  • 27 October 2018 "Oil & War" by Paul Mawn '63.   

Older material added recently:

  • 1 March 2018 Yale Daily News article "Mixed feelings on lack of ROTC course credit".  Note:  "Yale College still does not offer credit for almost all ROTC courses. According to Commander of Yale’s Air Force ROTC unit Colonel Tom McCarthy, first-year and sophomore air force cadets spend about two and a half hours of their week in academic courses, including a leadership lab, as well as two hours in physical fitness programs. Juniors and seniors spend another three hours in academic courses, meaning they spend at least seven and a half hours on ROTC each week. Like Yale College courses, Air Force ROTC courses assign readings and papers and administer quizzes and finals in addition to the actual course time. Navy ROTC has a similar schedule... But Yale College students receive credit only for history professor Paul Kennedy’s course —Military History of the West since 1500, which is open to all undergraduates — during their sophomore year... Air Force Cadet John Slife ’19 said his Air Force ROTC courses, which are not necessarily the same in content or structure as Navy ROTC courses, are more difficult and time consuming than many of his Yale College courses."
  • 19 September 2017 Yale Daily News article "ROTC at Yale".  Note:  The article gives a muddled history of why ROTC left Yale.  The sequence was that protests against ROTc resulted in termination of academic credit and faculty appointments, and as a result the program not longer met the requirements of the ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964, and had to be terminated.

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