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Big_Mike Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-16-03 11:16 PM
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74. I was an Army Recruiter in '88.
All but one of the schools in our area supplied the names, addresses and phone numbers of the junior class in mid May. We were supposed to start contacting the kids during the summer (Delayed Entry Program for up to 365 days) so we'd have the whole year to try and get them.

One school would only give the names of the kids. I had to go to the phone book, and call every family with that name, trying to find the kid that way.

So this is nothing new. They just tried to make it easier on the Recruiter. BTW, I called the school that didn't give names. They send a letter to every Junior's parents at the beginning of the final semester of the 11th grader's school year. The parents have to respond in the positive to have the name given over. This satisfies the requirement, and the parents hold the say over what happens.

The other way to go is to just say your kid has asthma. Not eligible to enlist. Any permanently disqualifing condition will keep the kid out of the draft line.

All that being said, I just don't see the services going for a draft. It takes too long to train someone to lose them in 18 months or two years.
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