1. Don't enlist the first time you are with a recruiter or when you are upset.
2. Take a witness with you when you speak with a recruiter.
3. Talk to veterans.
4. Consider your moral feelings about going to war.
5. Get a copy of the enlistment agreement.
6. There is no "period of adjustment" during which you may request and receive an immediate discharge.
7. Get all your recruiter's promises in writing but also remember that the military can change the terms or your work.
8. There are no job guarantees in the military.
9. Military presonnel connot exercise all of the civil liberties enjoyed by civilians
10. Many opportunities exist for you to serve your community and enhance your skills.
SeaTIR and Military Recruiting in Juneau
We are a group of community members committed to helping youth make informed, conscientious decisions about war and military service. We seek to offer balanced information both through written materials and the opportunity for young people to discuss with veterans their own experiences with, and reflections on, the military.
We believe young people should learn about the reality of military life and participating in war before deciding whethere to enlist. We are a resource for alternative ways of serving the country or financing college or technical school. We plan to provide trained counselors in the areas of conscientious objection and military counseling.
For More Information:
or call (907) 586-4409
Draft registration counseling
Conscientious objector counseling
Information about financing college without joining the military
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