My guy quit. He was going to MEPS the next day when he finally broke down and told me he was scared. He was scared because the RECRUITERS told him to LIE on his MEDICAL FORMS. Straight up lie. I went in there with him to talk to them about it and they bitched him out, calling him a pussy and not a real man for quitting. That they would never check his records, and that it didn’t matter he had asthma. It didn’t matter if his foot hurts him majorly sometimes. “I don’t give a damn if it’s a yes question. You check no. You don’t even read the forms. You just check no.” Direct quote. They said with how smart he was, it wouldn’t matter. They would let almost anything pass, they do with everyone. They just kept spitting out a bunch of bull shit like that. We did some research and for the Intel job they were pushing on him, they do a full check. For most jobs they do a full check. And for the soldiers that come forward at the Moment Of Truth in Basic training, you get a target painted on your back for the rest of your career. I just wanted to get this out there. The Army isn’t bad. The Marines aren’t bad. The Navy isn’t bad. The Air Force isn’t bad. I just think that it’s a bunch of shit that our boys and girls are being pressured to lie like that just so that some recruiter can meet his quota.
You know what the best part was? My guy was threatened by the head recruiter. He was told that if he went to MEPS and threw him under the bus, he was going to have a lot more to worry about than some fines and jail time.
This may be an isolated case, but if anyone has a similar story, then please. Let me know.
Military Girlfriend Response:
Alright everyone here’s something you may be unaware of and your guy does need to keep in mind, when your guy signs into the military his recruiter does get a signing bonus and another bonus when your guy actually goes to basic training. There will be some recruiters that will do ANYTHING to get that money, including lying on forms like this.
Here’s how you can try to stop this from happening:
- If your guy has any questions what so ever about his contract he needs to ask them and he needs to do some research to make sure that he is getting the right answer from his recruiters. You can ask other people in the recruiting center or even at other recruiting centers from other branches. It could also be the same branch, but with a different recruiter.
- If he has any problems with his health AT ALL he needs to state that upfront and see that the general protocol is for that problem. If it is something that they do not let people sign for you need to walk away. No matter how much you want to be in the military.
- Lastly, when you go to sign the contract make sure that you take your time and READ your entire contract. When you sign that contract you are almost literally signing your life away. If you have any questions while you are reading it or don’t understand it make sure to have it clarified for you. IF YOU DON’T LIKE SOMETHING IN YOUR CONTRACT YOU DON’T HAVE TO SIGN UP.
Military Girlfriend Out.