Best Answer: Once you are in the military you will realize that most folks look back at their recruiters as shady, lying used car salesmen. There may be some good reasons to do a tour as a recruiter, though. A couple I can think of are that a tour doing special duty might help with advancement, or if you are in the Navy in a rating that is largely a seagoing rating, recruiting duty might be the only way to get shore duty. Another reason might be to take a temporary assignment near your home town to take care of family problems.
Right now recruiters are living glory years as compared to when I did it. But when the economy improves, you can expect it to get harder.
Although I did well while I recruited, I hated every day I had to work in it. The hours were long, the applicants were a bunch of flakes, and my four year old daughter wondered why Daddy didn't live with them anymore.
Anonymous · 10 years ago
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your command thinks you earned it
you dont walk in and say i want to recruit you earn that with time served and at least one deployment
you also have to be a certain rank too and be on your second enlistment