After you read this fact sheet, please call the Hotline (877-447-4487) to talk over your options with a counselor.
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.