U-W La Crosse will not necessarily lose its R-O-T-C military education program.
House Democrat Ron Kind said yesterday that the Pentagon is willing to keep the La Crosse program going under a two-year probationary period. Kind says he's not sure what that means -- and he wants to find out what steps the program must take to successfully complete the probation. Kind also wants to make sure the standards are quote, "realistic and achievable." The Army announced just over a month ago that R-O-T-C programs at La Crosse and a dozen other U-S colleges would shut down in mid-2015. The Army blamed quote, "a reduction of resources" for ending a La Crosse program that's been around for 40 years. Wisconsin's other R-O-T-C programs are at the U-W campuses in Stevens Point and Eau Claire.