Thursday, January 25, 2007

Blogs about Army Recruiters

Welcome.... This is my first blog

hopefully there will be many more entries but for now this is the first

I have spent the last hour or so reading some of the blog entries using the search term "Army Recruiters"... what I found was disturbing... there are several blogs that say recruiters lie. Unfortunately that is true to a point. SOME recruiters do lie. Does that mean all recruiters lie? No, it doesn't. But that is not what upsets me the most. What does is that most of those blogs are from people that heard from a friend , whose next door neighbor had a brother that was married to a lady that had a grandfather that lived next door to this kid that tried to join, and HE said that the recruiter lied because that is not the way it was done during the Great Napoleonic wars, when he joined.

I understand that things change, and I am a CAT IV from Mississippi, why can't other people? I have been recruiting now for over three years. In just those short three years recruiting has changed. The maximum Cash Enlistment Bonus has gone from $20,000 to $40,000, the MGIB and the Army College Fund now maxes out at over $71,000. GED holders can now have waivers to enlist. The changes go on and on.

I Guess what I am trying to say is; Unless you are in the Army right now as an Army Recruiter then stop saying " they lied to you son!" Do some research, go talk to a recruiter. Don't be Rude, though, remember respectful questions will get you answers, Rude interrogation will get you bounced!


Station said...

Welcome aboard brother.

cryptofreq said...

You should really check your disclaimer...lots of misspellings...

Other than that I look forward to reading your inputs on recruiting! I too share the pain and was a recruiter in the mid-atlantic (i.e. mid-titanic) battalion

Hub said...
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Hub said...

Welcome to the blogosphere. Looking forward to following along.

yankeemom said...

Came over here by way of Station Commando ~ glad to have another recruiter's blog!!!

Proud Army Mom in a Code Pink Town

JACK ARMY said...

Welcome to this ol' blogosphere. Good to see another recruiting blog coming on line. Looking forward to reading about your escapades and excitements. If ya ever need anything, hollar.

Mrs. 79R said...

Looking forward to reading more recruiter entries. Welcome!

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The economic downturn could make it easier to attract new recruits to the military, Defense officials said Friday as they announced that the Pentagon had met its 2008 recruiting goals.

Economic uncertainty and a declining job market are likely to make potential recruits and their parents more receptive to a pitch from the military, said David Chu, undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness.

“We do benefit when things look less positive in civil society,” Chu said. “That is a situation where more people are willing to give us a chance.”

Historically, military recruiting has been easier in periods of a weak economy and dim job prospects. If the recent financial turmoil translates into a deep recession and job losses, more high school graduates may consider military service, officials said Friday.

Chu said the military had no plans to adjust its pitch to potential recruits or to set higher enlistment goals.

Recruiters have struggled in recent years as wartime tours became lengthy, dangerous and frequent, and as parents and teachers steered young people away from the military.

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