military exercises during a two-day encampment. They became
an official part of the National Guard during this time, and were
called the Normal School Cadet Company.
General interest in military training diminished after World War I
and military training in Tempe was discontinued. It was reinstated
in 1943 when the Army Air Force College Training Detachment
came to campus. In 1948, both Army and Air Force ROTC was established.
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