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Army shuts down three TN ROTC programs

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(WMC-TV) – The Army has shut down ROTC programs at three Tennessee universities: Tennessee Tech, East Tennessee State, and the University of Tennessee-Martin.

These three are among 13 programs in the nation that the United States Department of Defense is closing as part of a push to update training and diversify recruitment.

The ROTC program at Arkansas State University is also on the chopping block, but state Senator Mark Pryor says he plan to stall the nomination.

Pryor says the Army has not justified its decision to close the program, which is scheduled to end after the 2014-2015 school year.

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