Trump recieves massive applause at Army / Navy game after signing EO allowing them to go pro
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that permits graduates of the United States military schools to join professional sports leagues before they fulfill their active-duty military requirement of two years.
This puts a reversal on previous Pentagon requirements that would prevent college athletes at three military schools from going into professional sports after they graduated. This also caused some of the schools to miss out on recruits as many high school students who were sports stars would prefer to attend colleges where they can go pro.
Reuters reported the following on Trump's executive order:
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Trump’s memo to the secretary of defense reverses a Pentagon requirement that prevented sports stars at the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy from joining professional teams immediately after graduation and hurt recruiting of top athletes at the schools.
The new rules, which will also apply to members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), will allow the athletes to defer their military obligations until they have completed their professional sports careers.
“Cadets and midshipmen have a short window of time to take advantage of their athletic talents during which playing professional sports is realistically possible,” the executive order said.
This is a great thing for college athletes who join the military schools of America. This gives those students the opportunity to work hard towards a professional athlete career and give them the same opportunities that other college students have.
They should not have ever been denied the ability to participate in professional sports in the first place.
This is a great executive order for all-star college athletes who also desire to serve their country.
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