Education: For ROTC, the War Is Over

Uniforms, like patriotism, make a comeback on campuses

In 1969, antiwar protesters sprayed chicken blood over ROTC classrooms at the City College of New York. A year later, vandals trashed the Navy ROTC building at Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., forcing the program to move under Dyche Stadium. Throughout the U.S., armed forces instructors took to wearing civilian clothes when they walked on campus. Recalls one: "There was no sense in being harassed."

But today, instructors are visible again, and the Reserve Officers Training Corps programs of the Army, Navy and Air Force are making a...

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