posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 09:29 PM
There's another angle to consider...
While official recruiters are bound by a number of strict regulations, and can't be offered a bonus based on performance, and can catch Hell for
stepping out of line (just because they can doesn't mean they do, it appears that sometimes the offenders are just transferred), the same cannot be
said for private contractors acting as headhunters for the military.
They are under fewer obligations, and they don't answer to a CO, they answer to a manager. The manager, first and foremost, wants results. The
trend is small, but growing. I think before long all of the military's recruitment needs will be handled by private contractors.
Of course this means the recruiters can expect a bonus based on performance, and they can expect dismissal if they fail to meet their quota. This
encourages 'cheating' in a number of ways.
I found this and posted it to ATSNN a while back, it's still relevant. It documents underhanded recruitment methods, and explores some of the
reasons (which are obvious to most, but interesting nonetheless).