Note: This is part of series to help ALL who served and their families to reminisce, remember and record memories and stories of your military service. Be sure to check out all the other posts and comment in the white space below each post!
I clearly remember sitting at the kitchen table with my parents and two "old" guy Army National Guard recruiters. They spoke in acronyms and kind smiles, but what they really wanted on the enlistment forms was my signature.
I don't really remember them telling any out and out lies to me about the training or the experience, but looking back I am sure they wondered if that little un-athletic and naive girl would make it. I did, or I wouldn't be writing this.
I have heard stories military recruiters telling enlistees white lies or complete falsehoods. I do know some recruiters, and they are upstanding people truly looking to improve young people's lives. Sadly, others look at recruits as a number to reach their quota.
So....did you recruiter tell you the truth about the branch of service you were entering, the training, the money, or anything else? Tell us about your recruiter by typing in the white space below.