As the training program returns to New York City colleges, the military has a chance to make officers' ranks more diverse.
This is not like other races. And those robbed of their dreams this year will roar to life in 2014 to take back the Marathon--and the city.
Gays and lesbians can now serve openly in the military. But changing gender is still seen as a sign of mental illness -- and a reason for dismissal.
Big-city campuses once produced superstars like Colin Powell. Today, those programs are dwindling -- which may lead to a whiter, more rural military.