[QUOTE=jbtam99;190853]No, SUNY (and most of the other state academies too) have what’s normally called “non-reg” (non-regiment or not in the license program) students too. At Texas, where I went, they were 90% of the student body in the late 90’s. There’s been a lot of teeth gnashing from some of the purists that unrightfully feel this erodes the regimental/license program. I didn’t see that as the case even now in hindsight, and don’t understand why some think it’s such a bad thing.
Calling them civilians is kinda snooty and not really the right terminology, since most of the regimental guys are not even in SIP, much less ROTC.[/QUOTE]
Yeah I’m familiar with how the schools work, I went to one. I was calling him an asshole in other words because the kind of person that bitches about the “civilians” ruining the school is exactly the kind of couldn’t get into Kings Point or Annapolis asshole that should have just joined the navy.