"As an avid sports fan that was in the United States Navy for over 10
years prior to coming to this fine educational institution, I have some
pretty affectionate feelings towards everyone who has served and
currently serves in our armed forces, including athletes at the service
After all the bureaucracy, red tape and downright lunacy I saw in the military, the powers that be have definitely done something right. The Army recently implemented a rule stating an athlete that graduates from their academy can play professional sports, if drafted, while continuing to play the part of a recruiter.
That rule will be put into effect for the first time this year as Caleb Campbell, a safety from Army, was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of April's NFL draft.
Campbell will, each and every Tuesday, be required to talk to local high schools and groups about the benefits of joining the Army. As an ex-recruiter myself, I can say this: recruiting in Detroit just got a heck of a whole lot easier, that's for sure.