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  •  This is, by the way, a much better argument (1+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy

    against ROTC than anything having to do with antigay discrimination (which btw I loathe).

    Training an elite officer corps is wormwood for esprit de corps.  Let the generals rise out of the ranks of the privates.  (With intermediate steps, of course.)

    •  They won't (0+ / 0-)

      Most privates don't have the education. You can't get that overnight.

      There's a lot that goes into becoming an officer. I'd rather they learned it over a few years than just go to a few months of training.

      This isn't WWII. Most of our officers are trained in more than just military matters. They have at least a BS, more often a Masters, and many have PhDs. They're scientists, analysts, engineers, historians.

      •  You can't do ROTC overnight either. (0+ / 0-)

        Point?

        The great majority of our grunts are capable of a college education.  Hell, that's why many of them sign up in the first place.

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