26 April 2014

New rule: Recruits must buy U.S.-made athletic shoes | RallyPoint.com

By Andrew Tilghman, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

The Defense Department issued a new rule Friday that could prohibit boot-camp recruits from using their one-time cash allowance for athletic footwear to buy foreign-made shoes.

The rule stems from a federal law known as the “Berry Amendment,” that requires DoD to buy American-made goods when possible. This law has not applied in the past because there were no entirely American-made shoes on the market.

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1 comment:

  1. I don't know about anyone else but when I was in boot, I didn't get a choice about what shoe I wanted. I was sized and given a shoe. It was New Balance or nothing so why does it matter now?