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Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War


reviewed by Alan Neville August 08, 2007

coverTitle: Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War
Author(s): David Axe
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press, Columbia
ISBN: 1570036608 , Pages: 111, Year: 2007
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More than four years after the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the American psyche is bitterly divided over the conduct of the war. Freelance journalist and war correspondent David Axe chronicles the training program for future Army officers enrolled at the University of South Carolina in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in his book, Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War. Axe provides a sobering assessment of the preparation of the United States Army’s future military leaders. Anyone interested in the training of Army leaders, especially parents and future cadets, will find Axe’s narrative of the ROTC program a realistic and no-holds-barred journal of the preparation that turns young college students into professional leaders during a time of war. He traces the origins of ROTC and lauds the all-volunteer force. “ROTC is the best system for preparing officers for military service” (p. 9).  Axe reveals that well over one-half of all military... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 08, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14577, Date Accessed: 8/20/2017 11:22:53 AM

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  • Alan Neville
    Northern State University
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    ALAN L. NEVILLE is an assistant professor of education at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. His areas of interest and research include Native American studies and multiple intelligences. He recently presented a ticketed session at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. He is also an U.S. Army Reservist with twenty years of service.
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