Military enlistment is a decision that requires a number of different choices. A person can take steps to make sure they are making a good choice by learning all they can before hand. A number of people visit their recruiter but hesitate to take some of the simple steps that will help make an enlistment a rewarding experience. Many of these things are common sense, but a lot of people do not stop to think about them first. When you visit your recruiter, you are largely in the drivers seat, and you would do well to remember that fact.
Most recruiters are genuinely nice people, and if you take your visit seriously, its likely that they will too. If you stop to consider these simple steps, then you will have a much more successful military recruitment visit. Recruiters are well trained, and committed career military people. If you take a peer, or person your own age, you can sometimes find that the recruiter will be more relaxed. Remember that while the Recruiter has a quota, and it is his job to sign people up, he is also mainly there for you. Once in a great while some recruiters will try and bully or be intimidating, but these thankfully are rare in the military recruiting field. Its not always possible to take a friend or buddy, but you should take another person if you can, and a parent or older person is better than going alone. You should always be respectful, not only in the military but in life its good to observe common courtesy. The other person can help debrief with you later to make sure you understood any area that you might be confused about. If you have a well thought out plan of attack, or a strategy, then you will be a lot more successful in your efforts to find out all about the service or job in the military. When you go to see the Recruiter, you should have a strategy.
You should conduct yourself as you would in any typical professional or job type of interaction. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. It’s a great idea to take a pen and paper, and to even take with you a list of questions that you have prepared ahead of time.