May 04, 2005

Beware the Army Recruiter

The New York Times reported today that Army recruiters are bending the rules significantly in an attempt to meet recruitment goals:

"It was late September when the 21-year-old man, fresh from a three-week commitment in a psychiatric ward, showed up at an Army recruiting station in southern Ohio. The two recruiters there wasted no time signing him up, and even after the man's parents told them he had bipolar disorder - a diagnosis that would disqualify him - he was all set to be shipped to boot camp, and perhaps Iraq after that, before senior officers found out and canceled the enlistment.

Despite an Army investigation, the recruiters were not punished and were still working in the area late last month."

Full Story: (Free Registration Required): Army Recruiters Say They Feel Pressure to Bend Rules

To Learn about how to "Opt out" of Army Recruiter calls - see "Leave My Child Alone" web site.


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