Troy University Army ROTC program moves to new location

Posted: Wednesday, 23 January 2008

TROY, Ala. -- Troy University’s Army ROTC program has moved from its location near Malone Hall to the building formerly occupied by the Little Trojan Learning Center on College Drive.

Major Jim Holder said this move exemplifies the continued growth of the program. “ROTC faculty and cadet enrollment exceeded the capacity of the old building,” he said. “The move comes at a decisive period for the success of TROY’s Army ROTC program.”

Holder said the new building offers training resources and modern offices and will assist in the continued growth of the program. “Our offices in the newly renovated building demonstrate a professional organization that prospective college students expect when visiting a college or university,” said Major Holder.

The new location also will enable the Army ROTC to be closer to the gymnasium, outdoor pool, and jogging trails, which will provide proper fitness areas for the cadets.

Holder said the new resources “will facilitate mutual Army and TROY efforts to develop well-educated Military Officers for our nation’s future.”

Major Holder said much of the program’s success can be attributed to the supportive patriotic leaders at TROY. “TROY leaders are absolutely committed to the United States Military,” he said. “We share Chancellor Hawkins’ vision for success today and in the future.”

The move also will clear the way for the University to construct additional parking at the prior location, according to Herb Reeves, dean of students. The building that formerly housed the ROTC program was razed last week and the University plans to begin construction on the additional parking in the coming months, Reeves said.