MBRN74, Sorry it has taken me so long to post. I've been busy! COT is now officially finished and now I am getting settled at my new base. To answer your earlier question, my recruiter was from Oklahoma. He was the nearest healthcare recruiter to me. After hearing other recruits stories at COT, I was especially grateful for mine. I think the key to establishing contact with them is getting your "ducks in a row". If they ask for a resume, have it ready to email that day. As available positions decrease the competition increases and recruiters have to be sure that their applicants can make the cut. In the meantime do things that will increase your chances, get certified in your specialty, volunteer, teach CPR or ACLS, etc. So far the experience has been amazing! If you have the desire to serve, be persistent and patient. It took me about 18 months from initial phone call to the recruiter to COT.