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    Recruiters generally have a pretty bad rep. I've had one flat out lie to me about what options were available to me. When my dad was a drill-sergeant, he saw guys all the time that got screwed because what the recruiter promised them didn't line up with what their contract actually said. On the other hand, I've talked with some that were honest guys and were really concerned with helping people make the right choice. If I was in the military that is one job that I would definately NOT want.
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    it is crappy, it is wrong, but recruiters not just from the army but fortune 500s and private comanies lie as well. Recruiters are just as bad peace time as they are war time. My recruiter was COMPLETELY honest with me when I joined peactime HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHHAHAHAHA But when in the army it was kind of an ongoing joke about how truthful recuiters were.
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    I've had my share of recruiters. The Monday after my high school graduation they called me. Too bad for them I was at work. I must have gotten 3 or 4 calls that summer from them. They just couldn't understand why I wanted to go to college instead of getting on a plane flying to some base in the middle of no where to have some guy yell at me and tell me I'm worthless. What I found even more annoying is they continued calling the summer after my first year of college. I try not to be rude to them as they are only doing their job, but still...
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    Most reqruiters have a Quota and they try everything to meet it. Recruiting is one of the "Prize" Jobs in the services and they don't want to lose it.

    My son Was a Navy Medical recruiter and tried to get new Doctors out of Medical school to join. Very hard to make their Quotas.

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    Oh I could go on and on about how bad I got screwed over by my recruiter when I joined the Air Force. I was young and stupid when I joined and I followed the directions of my recruiter and left something off my enlistment app. It came back to haunt me in a big way 3 weeks into boot camp. But it all worked out and I was forgiven for not disclosing info and aloud to remain in the Air Force. After four years I choose to not reenlist and I have an honorable discharge.

    But I can say from experience if you have a class C Misdemeanor on your record from back when you were 16 years old and it was sealed. The military will find out so you better disclose it up front. Even if told not to by a sorry recruiter.

    But Im not out to discourage any one from joining the military, thanks to the training I got while in the military I landed the job I have now.
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    I have not had whole lot of problems with them. When my youngest boy graduated. They were sniffing around, and now that my oldest daughter is graduating this year. They are at it again. I have had one guy call a couple of times. Even after I told him she is'nt interested. He still calls. He even tried to question me over the phone. Asking if I discussed it with her. I made it as crystal as I could. That he is not to call my home again. I hope he accepts his defeat, and moves on. If not, I have no problem running up the chain of command. To lodge a formal complaint.

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    Can anybody show me one person that liked their recruiter after getting out of basic? I don't know any.
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