Hi Pama73 -- Thanks for the copyedits on the Emma Goldman article. I reversed a small number of them, though, because they were "corrections" of spellings, case, and so forth, within quotes. Better to leave the quotes in the original state; if absolutely necessary to change a quote to conform to modern stylings or correct an actual error (as opposed to a stylistic issue), then there needs to be a notation of how it was changed; e.g., brackets around case changes. Cheers, Lquilter (talk) 00:29, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
Officers' vs Officer Training Corps
User:Todd Gallagher claims that the possessive is correct and moved the article back, but apparently not the talk page. If you are convinced, then everything is fine. Otherwise, please open a discussion on his talk page. Thanks. Student7 (talk) 22:09, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
User:Pama73 All the external military websites I checked consistently showed the title of the program as Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). There is no "s" in the word "Officer", which make possession moot. Moreover, ROTC programs were set up for the student who wanted to defer military induction until after finishing college. These programs were provided for the student, they did not belong to the student:
"Founded in 1926, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. As detailed below, each Service branch has its own take on ROTC."
Many websites give the wrong name. Even some Navy, Air Force, and Army websites give the shortened variations. But they are variations. Federal law clearly says it is the "Reserve Officers' Training Corps" (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/2101). ROTC Cadet Command says it is "Reserve Officers' Training Corps" (http://www.cadetcommand.army.mil/). As for not being in the military, all cadets and midshipmen join the military while in ROTC, not after. Army cadets, as an example, enlist in the United States Army Reserve Control Group as cadets. They then commission after graduation.Todd Gallagher (talk) 01:13, 9 July 2013 (UTC)