Subject: Scumbag Army Recruiters
This should be taught in school to all kids who
contemplate joining the military.
If that's what you want to do - then fine.
First, everything your recruiter has told is
to be considered a lie.
You are never going to see him or her again and
they are not your friend.
They are not from your hometown and they have
Their superiors ride their ass hard to meet that
If they don't meet their quotas they get to go
to their branch
of the service's equivalent of the Russian front.
Second and most importantly, understand that you
are under NO obligation whatsoever,
regardless of any document you sign, until you
take the oath which is administered at the
location of your induction, usually an AFEES
(Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station ).
This does not include taking an oath at the
Many recruiters will administer the oath in their
office as many inductees are aware of
the oath requirement but oaths administered by
recruiters are not binding as recruiters
do not perform induction duties. Its strictly
a tactic to keep you from wandering off
once you get off the bus.
You can walk out of the AFEES any time up until
you take the oath.
If they try and detain you they have violated
federal law under the Selective Service Act.
After taking the oath they own your ass.
Keep in mind if you do walk out you are responsible
for your transportation back home.
SB, I think you did a good thing there.
It's possible you helped somebody to day and it's remotely possible
than some kid owes you his life because he stumbled onto what you wrote.
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