Unfortunatley some Recruiters do lie, we have a quota every month, each station/office has to put so many people in, some people cant handlt the stress and DO whatever it TAKES to get their one person in the Army or any other branch.
Its going to be their word against the Recruiter, the best advice I can give is bring someone with you who was or is still serving in the service youre lokking into. Dont bother bringing someone who is in the Marines into an Army office, we do things ALOT different, dont bring Navy into an Air Force office, again, things done differently.
At 18, you should no what a lie is, and there isnt anything wrong with bringing your parent with you or a family friend BUT, be informed somewhat before coming in, GOARMY.COM is a great website to look at.
Some of us Recruiters have integrity and some dont, the ones who DO NOT, well they ruin it for the rest of us.
Bottom line is this, its going to be up to you to sign the forms to get in, if you feel comfortable lying, if you do not, its all up to you, I think if you have to lie to get in, then there is something wrong.
You can go to another office and talk to another Recruiter and see how they handle it, will their integrity arise or will they fall as the one before.
Unless you can prove it, the Recruiter will not get into trouble, plain and simple.
I am sorry, but thats the fact. you are just someone off of the street, the chain of command isnt going to listen to you when theyve got a soldier who is suppose to have integrity is telling them he did no such thing.
I have had a handful of people who were disqualified who I told couldnt get in and one day I am at MEPS and I see them with a different Recruiter, I went up the chain and told them my experience with that person, but when it came down to it, they singed the forms stating they had to medical issues. I have also had people come in telling me they had to issues and once they were in came back on Hometown Recruiting telling me they lied to get in, its too late now, theyre already in.
so it goes both ways too sometimes..
US Army soldier 11 yrs, currently Recruiting