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November 20, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The Navy's Reserve Officer Training Corps is now requiring applicants to sign an affidavit that says they could be discharged and required to refund scholarship money if they are found to be homosexual, officials said Thursday. "This statement is new for the Navy ROTC . . . and it ensures that the incoming candidates understand the Department of Defense policy regarding homosexuals," said a Navy spokesman, Lt. Cmdr. Steve Pietropali.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Palo Alto -- Stanford University's Faculty Senate voted Thursday to invite the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the campus for the first time since the Vietnam War era, a turnaround prompted by the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military. Stanford's President John L. Hennessy said he would soon start discussions with the military branches to return ROTC to the university, joining other elite schools in welcoming back the officer training units that had been pushed off campus or denied academic standing during the antiwar movement of the 1970s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991
"Reserve Officer Training Corps programs are among the elective subjects considered 'non-essential' by the district." One year ago, I would have agreed. Perhaps I would have even breathed a sigh of relief at reading those words, as my then-eighth-grade son informed me that he was selecting ROTC as his ninth-grade elective. "What? Be realistic, son! Isn't there some better alternative?" The year has passed, and I have learned much. I have learned that my opinion of ROTC was wrong, very wrong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1996 | PAUL JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The marching, flag-raising and single-file roll calls are the same as they were decades ago. But a rebirth of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps--and new approaches to teaching the program--have swelled the ranks of high school students signing up to be cadets. In Los Angeles' public schools, the number of participants has shot up by more than 40% since 1992, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996
A UCLA student facing discharge from the Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps program after informing her commander that she is gay spoke out Wednesday against the military ban against declared homosexuals. About 25 supporters flanked Huong Nguyen in a noontime rally on the Westwood campus. She is the first ROTC cadet in California to be suspended under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy under which the military can start discharge proceedings if service members acknowledge that they are gay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1996 | MATEA GOLD TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huong Nguyen's family had to leave its world, postwar Vietnam, to forge a new life in the United States. Now the UCLA senior has had to stand between two other spheres, torn between her identity as a bisexual and her commitment to the military. On Feb. 1, Nguyen was dropped from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, nine months after she wrote to her commander, saying she is gay. (Although she used the term "gay" in her letter, she identifies herself as bisexual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to dismiss up to two-thirds of the 44 ROTC instructors in the Los Angeles Unified School District could leave thousands of students without training in leadership skills and self-discipline--qualities that keep them off the streets and lead to good jobs, according to program administrators. The instructors received notices in March that their contracts would not be renewed for the coming school year because of the district's $350-million budget deficit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1996 | PAUL JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The marching, flag-raising and single-file roll calls are the same as they were decades ago. But a rebirth of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps--and new approaches to teaching the program--have swelled the ranks of high school students signing up to be cadets. In Los Angeles' public schools, the number of participants has shot up by more than 40% since 1992, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Palo Alto -- Stanford University's Faculty Senate voted Thursday to invite the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the campus for the first time since the Vietnam War era, a turnaround prompted by the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military. Stanford's President John L. Hennessy said he would soon start discussions with the military branches to return ROTC to the university, joining other elite schools in welcoming back the officer training units that had been pushed off campus or denied academic standing during the antiwar movement of the 1970s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1990 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to kick military training programs off the Cal State Northridge campus appeared to have widespread support among faculty members Thursday, but when the issue was to be voted on the Faculty Senate did not have a quorum. If the Reserve Officer Training Corps is ousted from CSUN at the senate's March meeting, it would be the first time the program has been barred from an American college campus since the Vietnam War.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1996 | MATEA GOLD TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huong Nguyen's family had to leave its world, postwar Vietnam, to forge a new life in the United States. Now the UCLA senior has had to stand between two other spheres, torn between her identity as a bisexual and her commitment to the military. On Feb. 1, Nguyen was dropped from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, nine months after she wrote to her commander, saying she is gay. (Although she used the term "gay" in her letter, she identifies herself as bisexual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996
A UCLA student facing discharge from the Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps program after informing her commander that she is gay spoke out Wednesday against the military ban against declared homosexuals. About 25 supporters flanked Huong Nguyen in a noontime rally on the Westwood campus. She is the first ROTC cadet in California to be suspended under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy under which the military can start discharge proceedings if service members acknowledge that they are gay.
NEWS
November 20, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The Navy's Reserve Officer Training Corps is now requiring applicants to sign an affidavit that says they could be discharged and required to refund scholarship money if they are found to be homosexual, officials said Thursday. "This statement is new for the Navy ROTC . . . and it ensures that the incoming candidates understand the Department of Defense policy regarding homosexuals," said a Navy spokesman, Lt. Cmdr. Steve Pietropali.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991
"Reserve Officer Training Corps programs are among the elective subjects considered 'non-essential' by the district." One year ago, I would have agreed. Perhaps I would have even breathed a sigh of relief at reading those words, as my then-eighth-grade son informed me that he was selecting ROTC as his ninth-grade elective. "What? Be realistic, son! Isn't there some better alternative?" The year has passed, and I have learned much. I have learned that my opinion of ROTC was wrong, very wrong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans to dismiss up to two-thirds of the 44 ROTC instructors in the Los Angeles Unified School District could leave thousands of students without training in leadership skills and self-discipline--qualities that keep them off the streets and lead to good jobs, according to program administrators. The instructors received notices in March that their contracts would not be renewed for the coming school year because of the district's $350-million budget deficit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kay Teer Crawford, considered the mother of the all-American institution of the drill team, which livens up sports halftime shows and national celebrations, has died in her Redondo Beach home. Always cagey about revealing her age because "if they knew, they probably wouldn't hire me anymore," Crawford was believed to be 83. The retired Santa Monica College educator, who also taught at UCLA and USC, died Aug. 29 of cancer, said Gayla Wolf, who trained with her in 1954 and lives in Bakersfield.
NEWS
January 27, 1987
U.S. Magistrate John Weinberg in Seattle ordered Silas Trim Bissell, a founder of the radical Weatherman involved in Vietnam War protests in the 1960s, to stand trial March 31 on charges he planted a bomb at the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps building on the University of Washington campus on Jan. 18, 1970. Bissell, 44, was arrested last week at his home in Eugene, Ore., where he had been living under an assumed name.
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