GI Rights Hotline

Military Discharges and Military Counseling

Call 1-877-447-4487

Recruiter Abuse

What is recruiter abuse?

Recruiter abuse has become such a problem that a congressional committee has suggested installing surveillance equipment in recruiting stations (which does little to protect young people solicited in schools).

Examples of recruiter abuse include:

  • Making misleading or false statements;
  • Repeated contact after a request to refrain from contact;
  • Physical coercion;
  • Sexual solicitation;
  • Encouraging recruits to lie or falsify information;
  • Offering drugs or alcohol;
  • Attempting to intimidate or scare recruits or their parents;
  • And refusal to accurately document recruits’ medical or legal situations.

What can be done about recruiter abuse?

If you feel that you are being misled or pressured by a recruiter, call the GI Rights Hotline or contact a GI Rights Network branch. If your recruiter is abusing you physically or sexually, or breaking the law in any way, call the police.

If you want to help the Recruiter Abuse Hotline track recruiter abuse, call 877-688-6881.