Comment: Not all recruiters

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Not all recruiters

Not all recruiters are lying pices of crap, as you so eloquently stated. Not all recruiters lie. Most don't. How do I know? Because I am an Army recruiter.

What job did your friend sign up to do? Based only on what you have stated about his experience, I assume he probably went to boot camp where everyone gets taught basic fighting and marksmanship tactics. Minimum skills taught so that everyone knows how to fight and kill if the need should ever arise. That doesn't mean he would ever see combat. In fact, many in the Army don't. Just like the recruiter said, he could get a technical job or many other jobs in the Army that are not combat related, and the chances of him seeing combat would be very small. I won't deny that there are recruiters who lie, but on the flip side, there are many people who have "selective hearing" while talking with a recruiter. They hear what they want to hear, not what the recruiter actually told them. Happens quite often actually.

How long was he in the Army, what was the job he signed up for? Did he ever finish boot camp? Did he ever make it to job training?