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Originally posted by nixie_nox
Well unfortunately for you they just repealed don't ask don't tell.
My male friends would just tell the recruiters they were gay and never got a call again.
Originally posted by LastStand
reply to post by Stop-loss!
Okay bro I'll tell you why. As an Army Recruiter currently serving we get these leads that come down from ADHQ. Until we contact them face to face we get beat up over them. Recruiting is not like the regular Army. Everything rides on making your mission(quota). Failure is not tolerated. Remember the dirtbag who never came to formation on time....missed movement....lost or damaged gear...you know...every squad has one. Well if you don't make the mission you are in the same boat as the typical screw up. The worst part is that We are NCOs and are EXPECTED to make things happen. When you fail the mission you start hearing things like direlection of duty, poor performance NCOERs, etc. etc.
A lot of our processes are automated and even if we terminate a lead it pops back in after a while. The station commanders who are permanent recruiters will tell us to go see the guy (especially if you don't answer the phone). 80% of recruiters are detailed and just trying to get through thier 3 year tour. Personally I hate recruiting and having to do all of this stupid stuff.