Quote from FuSoYa
thanks for the help Gen. yea, i've been thinking of just meeting with a recruiter, but i'd be hesitant to believe everything they say.
I suggest again to make sure that your recruiter is a medical recruiter. While it is wise to be cautious against "selective hearing" I would say that my own experience included being self-informed and double checking things that didn't seem one hundred percent right.
I read around the about military site's hyperlink, "what the recruiter never told you" and "what to expect" and so on. It helped.
While the deceptive recruiters seem so notorious I do not think that the general recruiter out there is out to deceive.
Just speaking to one and asking questions is the start. When it comes down to arranging meps or signing your contract remember that the onus for honesty and responsibility is upon you. If you lie at meps that is your integrity, if your recruiter says to avoid mentioning some health history, do not listen to him. It is the recruiter's job to file for waivers and if you need one then the odds are you may get one yet, if you are dishonest, odds are you are hurting yourself.
If there is something that you want to arrange, such as duty base or bonus or anything like that, then it must be listed in your contract at signing.
I would go ahead and call and ask a recruiter. If he/she tells you something that you are not sure of, call them on it and kindly ask for "proof". Nothing wrong in that.
My recruiter had to work his rump off for me, thankfully he did. I still managed to call him with my own questions and doubts and non-blame asked for "proof" all the time.
p.s. oh, and he still did indeed say things where I could wishfully misinterpret, but, I corrected him, he still suggested I not mention things at meps, but I knew better and mentioned them at meps, (they did not even require a waiver! such as my recent mumps, my adult chicken pox and an abnormal pap which resolved on its own-just spoke with the physician at meps and he okayed them).