Jeez-that's quite a rant! The source may have been a recent graduate of Texas A&M University who went through the Corps (A&M was a big ROTC school in the 70s). Makes me glad I went to beauty college.
It reminds me, in tone, of a film from the 70s starring Elliot Gould about college administration BS and student revolts (or revolting students). I'm totally blanking on the title. The Gould character had several pithy speeches about "the American college system." My other guess was from the film "Paper Chase." Also, wonder if it could be from Hoffman or SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) literature of the day?