A MILITARY-FRIENDLY PLACE
The University was named a 2012 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs.com, an honor accorded the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools identified by G.I. Jobs as "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." More…
Notre Dame also sponsors the quarterly Service Academy Career Conferences and militarymba.net.
Notre Dame's association with the military reaches back more than 150 years. During World War II, the Naval ROTC program kept the all-male school financially afloat as an estimated 12,000 officers completed their training here between 1942 and 1946.
Signs of this continuing friendship are everywhere.
The seals of the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy flank the main entrance to the Rockne Memorial Gymnasium. Around the corner at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the church's Memorial Entrance is inscribed with the words "God, Country, Notre Dame" to honor Notre Dame men who died in World War I. The light fixture in the entry way is fashioned from the helmet of Rev. Charles O'Donnell, CSC, 12th president of the University. He was one of eight priests from the local Holy Cross community who served as chaplains during the war.
Today at Notre Dame, the Marine Corps, Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC programs continue to enjoy substantial enrollment and are housed in an impressive facility not far from the business college.
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