A press release has just been issued announcing that Prezbo and the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will sign an agreement at 10:30 am tomorrow, “formalizing their intention to reinstate Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) programs at Columbia for the first time in 40 years.” The ceremony will take place onboard the navy ship USS Iwo Jima, which is currently docked at Pier 88 on the Hudson River (near the Intrepid) for the Navy’s annual Fleet Week.

According to the statement:

Under the agreement, the NROTC program will have an office on Columbia’s campus and active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers will meet with Columbia NROTC midshipmen during routinely scheduled office hours. Navy and Marine Corps-option midshipmen will participate in NROTC through a unit hosted at SUNY Maritime College in Throgs Neck, NY.