Stanford considers bringing back ROTC

April 28, 2011 9:03:37 AM PDT
Stanford University officials are holding a meeting Thursday to consider bringing the ROTC program back on campus.

An ad hoc committee report on the issue is recommending Stanford President John Hennessey invite the Reserve Officers Training Corps back to the school. It says the liberal education at Stanford could contribute profoundly to the skills and virtues expected of military leaders.

The report also says congressional repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy was a catalyst for the Stanford committee's recommendation to bring back ROTC.