Wonderful 100: ROTC Re-Established

ROTC military units on NC State's Riddick Field, 1919

ROTC military units on NC State's Riddick Field, 1919

In January 1919 the Reserve Officers' Training Corp (ROTC) was re-established at NC State.  The U.S. Army had suspended ROTC at campuses nationwide during the last few month of World War I and replaced it with the Student Army Training Corp (SATC).  After the war's end on 11 November 1918, the army cancelled SATC, and NC State's program disbanded that December.  At the beginning of the next semester, ROTC returned to the Raleigh campus.  (We reported on the original establishment of ROTC at NC State and the college campus during World War I in our 20 March 2017 and 1 May 2017 Special Collections News postings.)

Special Collections holds an archival collection of ROTC documents from much of the organization's history.  Review the collection guide to learn more about those materials.  Photographs and other digitized materials can be found on our Rare & Unique Digital Collections website.  For assistance in researching NC State's ROTC history, please contact Special Collections through the online request form.