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      NMU ROTC believed saved from elimination

      UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

      Northern Michigan University has received notification that the ROTC program has been removed from the list of programs facing elimination. NMU was one of 13 programs targeted for closure.

      The Army says those programs will be monitored for an additional year before any final decisions related to the closures are determined.

      NMU's program currently has 65 cadets. It opened in 1969 and has graduated nearly 400 students.


      It looks like the Army ROTC program has been saved at Northern Michigan University. TV6 has learned the military program will be reinstated to normal training and recruiting activities, but the program could be put on a probationary period.

      The New York Times reports, the Army told 13 universities this week that it would step back from a plan to shutter their ROTC programs. In a document sent to Congress Wednesday night, the Army says it had suspended the closure of the programs and had placed them on probationary status.

      Lieutenant Colonel Paul Haverstick, a spokesman for the Army Cadet Command, says the military was "working to define the parameters of that status."

      A spokesperson for Northern Michigan University could not confirm the ROTC program had been saved at the university. They said they had not received an official statement to that fact.