ECU ROTC program awarded as best medium-sized program in US

A student sits in the ECU Air Force ROTC flight simulator in Wright Annex. (Cliff Hollis/ECU News Services)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Top marks for the ECU Air Force ROTC program.

The program won the Right of Line award -- recognizing it as the best medium-sized detachment in the country.

ECU beat out 48 other programs nationally. The ROTC programs were graded on a number of categories, including production, recruiting and retention, and cadet activities.

ECU's Air Force ROTC program was founded in 1948.