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.