NABOB meets with
U.S. Army on strategies for increased African-American enrollment
(June 21, 2017) The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
(NABOB) sent 20 representatives to meet with Major General Chris Hughes,
the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, in Fort Knox,
Kentucky. In a two-day meeting with the NABOB delegation, Major General
Hughes explained that he needed help for Cadet Command to increase the
number of African Americans applying to ROTC and seeking to become
officers in the U.S. Army. General Hughes explained that Cadet Command has
over $250 million available for scholarships for ROTC candidates that can
be used at the college or university of their choice.
The meeting concluded with a commitment from Major General Hughes to
continue the dialogue with NABOB and to develop a plan for utilizing NABOB
to deliver an effective recruitment campaign for Cadet Command.
Meanwhile, the NABOB 41st Annual Fall Broadcast Conference and 17th Power
of Urban Radio Forum will be held October 11-12, 2017, again at the
Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel.
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