I feel they are all highly qualified to be Used Car Salesman. They must study the same training manual.
Casual clothes will make no difference, would probably help the recruiters...people may feel more relaxed and therfore may tend to trust a bit more what the recruiter is telling them.
I kid you not when I claim that we had a metally retarded individual that made it all the way to boot camp. This guy could not wipe his own nose, could not stand at attention...he would pretend to shoot animals that were not there. If this guy was acting for some reason, he was the best actor I have ever seen. I wanted to find his recruiter and punch him in the mouth. Our Company Commander sent him home.
We had another guy that made it through boot camp and into the fleet. He was mentally deficient in a big way. He was basically like 10 years old in a 24 yr old body. He was able to complete his tasks; however, other military members would play games with him, abuse him for their own amusment, because of his gullibility. His case was a tough call, but I don't think he should have been allowed in.
Aside from those instances, which really are only the tip of the iceberg, I have witnessed recruiters flat out lie, cheat and steal basically, anything to get someone to Meps...
As for whether or not recruiters should be allowed in schools. Yes they should be, it is a career choice, so if other professions are allowed on career day then they should be as well.
It is actually sad that recruiters have to try and 'hook' someone...Kids should be reaching out to join, then recruiters would not have to lie and could pick only the best to serve our military.
What is real sad is that people generally see the military as underpaid. This is only true if you are a low ranking single person, but if you get up in rank and start a family, your pay and benefits together are pretty damn good.