Over 30 years has passed since Colorado Mesa University (CMU) last had a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. Soon, the program will return to the university.
There isn’t an exact date for the program’s launch yet. Amanda Herron, Veteran’s Benefits and Services Coordinator at CMU, said the project’s arrival will take longer than a year. It all depends when the applications for the program are approved.
Herron has worked to revitalize the ROTC program the entire time she’s worked at CMU’s veteran’s center—about six years. Herron said she wanted to bring ROTC back because she received almost daily calls from high school students begging for its return.