January 27, 2020

White House Seeks to Establish More ROTC Programs at HBCUs

Featuring Emma Moore

Source: U.S. News and World Report

Journalist Lauren Camera

The White House Initiative on historically black colleges and universities wants HBCUs to expand Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs on their campuses and modernize their degree offerings to ensure students are graduating with the skills necessary to strengthen the U.S. military.

The vision, outlined last week during a forum at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., was pitched by the Trump administration as a way to increase the competitiveness of HBCUs, along with other strategies like introducing new majors in science, technology, engineering and math that align with military and local workforce needs.

"There is no greater talent development engine in the world than the U.S. military," Jonathan Holified, the executive director of the White House initiative, said.

Read the full story and more in U.S. News & World Report.

Authors

  • Emma Moore

    Research Associate, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Emma Moore is a Research Associate for the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Moore is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brut...