Accession Number : AD0767350

Title :   The Impact of a Modern Volunteer Army on ROTC.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Chitty,John H. , Jr

Report Date : 02 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The basic question is whether or not the Army ROTC program in a zero-draft environment can continue to provide the required numbers of new officer accessions. The decline in enrollments in ROTC, the continued need for the program, as well as recent actions and proposals to enhance ROTC were examined. Data obtained from a literature search and the author's observations during his assignment as PMS formed the basis for conclusions reached. The decline in enrollments, related directly to the easing of draft pressures, will be offset somewhat by recent legislation to increase pay and raise the number of ROTC scholarships. Yet until the attitude of the general public improves, it is doubtful that ROTC will continue to be the primary source of junior officers in a draft-free environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY RESERVES, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), UNIVERSITIES, RECRUITING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE