posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:32 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem
A enlistment contract is similar to any other contract. You have to pay attention to the fine print. I can tell you many stories where the Soldier
actually screwed themselves, per the contract they signed. But they will tell you otherwise.
And all to often, when the recruits don't ask questions, the recruiters don't offer any answers. Most of the recruiters I have known actually
shuffle the "I wanna experience Combat." types into the maintenance or some such field. But flakes do get through.
All too often when a Soldier is screwed over, it is because he/she didn't read the fine print. (Actually it is the same font as the rest of the
To be truthful, that is not the militaries problem...but the Soldiers.
Would you buy a house without reading the loan paperwork thrice and asking questions?
The problem is the bureaucratic labyrinth that now exists today. There are too many fingers in the pie nowadays and many are looking for any reason to
deny a VA claim or GI Bill application. They think they are “Just doing their job.”
I’m all about vetting were the taxpayers money is going to prevent fraud…but the higher you go in The VA, the more the air stinks.