Soon, students at Pikeville College can train for the military while in school.
School officials and Army officers announced a New Reserve Officers Training Corps at the college. General Donald Storm signed the proclamation for the new ROTC program. Students can minor in military science and compete for scholarships. Once they graduate, they can serve as a second lieutenant in either active or reserve duty.
"ROTC will provide a great opportunity for our students and to participate in a highly respected career serving our nation," said Pikeville College President Hal Smith.
"It brings opportunity to Pikeville College where you don't have to leave Pikeville-Pike County or the surrounding area," Storm said.
The program begins next semester. Officers already serving in the National Guard or Army Reserves can use this program to go to college.