Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the U.S. Army's decision to continue the USM ROTC program:
"I am very gratified that the Department of Defense has listened to the urgings of Mississippi's public officials, its residents, the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi's Adjutant General and will continue the USM ROTC program. It is valuable to Mississippi and the nation, and I look forward to its continued excellence. I thank Sen. Cochran, Sen. Wicker and Congressman Palazzo for their assistance in protecting this important program."