Government
7:10 am
Thu November 7, 2013

TN ROTC Program Closures Delayed

Credit utm.edu

The U.S. Army has agreed to put off the planned closure of Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at three Tennessee universities.

Republican U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker said yesterday the delay will provide time to show the programs can meet the Army's needs.

The three ROTC programs are located at UT-Martin, Tennessee Tech and East Tennessee State University.

The ROTC programs were among 13 the army announced it would close, including one at Morehead State in Kentucky.