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September 22, 2013

PSU recognized for academics, military support

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SEQUESTRATION CUT

Ettling noted, however, that retired Lt. Col. Douglas Goodfellow, who has been the Recruiting Operations officer to the Plattsburgh college’s ROTC unit since its inception, was recently notified that he is losing his job due to sequestration.

Goodfellow, who is also an assistant professor of Military Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, is employed by a company that contracts with the U.S. Army to deliver ROTC programs, Ettling explained.

“That company was notified by the Department of the Army that its contract was being canceled or not renewed because of sequestration,” he said.

Goodfellow will continue to teach at the college through the end of this semester.

Morgan said he planned to meet with Maj. Tim Knoth, professor of Military Science at the University of Vermont, to discuss possibilities for maintaining the program.

Email Ashleigh Livingston:alivingston@pressrepublican.com

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