Barrow working on ROTC amendment | The Augusta Chronicle

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Barrow working on ROTC amendment | The Augusta Chronicle

Although the Army last year postponed the elimination of ROTC programs at Georgia Regents University and 12 other colleges, Augusta’s congressman is working to make sure the programs are given a fair shot before being reconsidered for closure under a new evaluation system introduced this year.

Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will offer an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill this month, which would require the Army give units identified as underperforming five years, rather than one year, to improve, according to Barrow spokesman Richard Carbo.

“One year to get it right, we don’t think is nearly enough time,” Carbo said. “It’s only fair to give them enough time instead of telling them there’s one year to make improvements.”

The Army first announced in October it would close GRU and 12 other units graduating 15 or fewer cadets per year to realign those resources to larger growth markets.

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