Morehead State University ROTC program to remain open

By: Laura Beranek Email
By: Laura Beranek Email

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WYMT) Until recently, many believed a long and tenured program in Eastern Kentucky would come to an end.

The Army reversed a previous decision to end the Morehead State University's ROTC program in the next couple years, allowing cadets and officials at the school to continue to serve the community and country.

"I was really happy," said MSU ROTC member Tiara Taylor, "I couldn't believe it at first either. I was like 'Oh man this is fake!'"

"We were all excited we didn't have to go through the process of transferring to another college with ROTC," explains ROTC cadet Eric Napier.

MSU's president asked several Kentucky politicians for help, Senator Mitch McConnell ultimately learned on Wednesday they could remain open.

Officials say the program will be allowed a two year probation period, which will allow them to improve their officer production rate.

A decision that would have changed the future for many cadets on campus.

"Now we have forty cadets that will no longer transfer from the Morehead State University and be able to finish their academic program here," said LTC Robert Mason.

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