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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Did you military recruiters are legally allowed to lie?

Military recruiters are legally allowed to lie to potential recruits to get them to sign up.

Update:

my reference is personal experience. I have few friends who into the military. One said that if he enlisted for 4 years instead of 2, he would start out as a higher rank. That didn't happen. I have a few other references, but i won't list them.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    They aren't allowed to, but they do. My recruiter lied to me, and currently I work with 2 former recruiters, and they refer to their recruiters patch as their liar's badge.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You try doing a job where people are always asking "Where is your contract this month" or "you're not being part of the team." You work 12-14 hrs a day trying to solicit something like this during a "wartime." Of course we will sweeten it up to spark interest. Just so you all know, recruiters don't write the contract. Your *** goes down to MEPS and the CIVILIANS write your contract. When you go down there, you are required to sign a sheet that ASKS YOU IF YOUR RECRUITER PROMISED YOU ANYTHING. It's your bad if you fail to mention anything. Do your research. If you don't see it on paper, you won't get it. If you have never heard of it and it's not on the website, consider it crap. I am a disgruntled Army Recruiter, I tell it like it is.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Twelvy ... Sorry, but you're wrong. I presume you think they're allowed to lie because people have accused them of lying, but nothing was done. This type of stuff happens every day; saying someone lied and proving someone lied are two different things.

    If someone said they were joining for two years, but they "magically" found they were in for four, I guess they didn't read their contract.

    Sorry you think as you do, but no, recruiters cannot legally lie about the information and offers that provide to a recruit.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They don't lie, they just don't tell the whole story. Everybody has a different experience while on active duty. Recruiters are no different. I had a blast in basic training and was treated pretty well. My niece doesn't share my same fond memories. My sister was a recruiter for awhile so I know she gave them the straight skinny on what was going on. My sister came from supply so she could only talk of that experience. I was in a technical security organization. She couldn't talk to my experience.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not legally, but they have a way to talk circles, so even if they did come up on any charges, the half-wit bastards would be able to get out of it becuase they're "doing a service for our country". They're all slimy bastards with some false sense of pride and power for such a terrible service the military has become. It's an ugly beast, my friend. All the people are hollow, shallow and half-witted. They have more power (that they don't deserve) in the military than they could ever gain for themselves in the civilian world.

  • 1 decade ago

    And your proof is?

    I knew several recruiters personally when I was in the Air Force, and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that recruiters are NOT allowed to lie to recruits, and any recruiter caught doing so will both lose his position as a recruiter and face non-judicial action as punishment.

    I can't wait to see what you post as a reference for this....

    ADDED COMMENT: So your reference is "personal experience," yet you say that you "had a few friends...." So YOU were never in the military, right? And what you're going off of is what THEY tell you? In court, that's called "hearsay evidence" and is not admissible because it's nothing more than one person saying something that they heard another person say, which can not be proven to be factual.

    "Personal experience" is something that happens to YOU, not one of your friends. You have NO personal experience in this, skippy.

    And you won't list the other sources? Why is that?

  • 1 decade ago

    If you are dealing with a military recruiter, you must remember that you are making a contract with the United States Government. Unless you insist that your terms and conditions are included in the contract, the USG is not obligated to fulfill any promises made by a recruiter.

    Bottom line: Unless you have it in writing, it's not a legal obligation. no recruiter is going to put something into a contract unless it conforms to rules and regulations.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, my recruiter may not have lied as you guys called it. But he never got my paper work sent to or with me in the correct order. Therefore, he ****** me royally.

  • Rich S
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    1 decade ago

    If its not on paper, it don't mean nothin. As for legally allowed to lie, I don't see any proof of that on your sources.

  • John B
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No thy are not, sometimes they don't know the answer, or don't explain all your options, but it not LYING. I have dealt with multiple recruiters, and some are better than other's, but they are not allowed to lie legally

    Source(s): 4 years USMC, 3+ years Army Reserve, and now going back active Army.
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