College and Young Republicans: Help Recruiters Maintain a Professional Approach!
Attention College and Young Republicans:
Military recruiters appreciate your support in ensuring access to college campuses to contact prospective enlistees. However, our military recruiters need your help in other ways, to keep them out of trouble and focused on their mission.
For good reasons, military regulations prohibit any contact between recruiters and prospective recruits that is not required by the recruiting mission. As Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, has said, however, "Let's face it, these guys are handsome in their uniform, they're mature, they give a lot of attention to these girls, and as recruiters they do a lot of the same things that guys do when they want to appeal to girls. There's a very fine line there, and it can be very hard to maintain a professional approach."
That's where you come in.
Since few if any College and Young Republicans have any intention of actually joining the military, recruiters can freely socialize with them because, by definition, such contacts are completely and totally independent of the recruiting mission. If you don't want to invite military recruiters to your events to enlist your members, the least you can do is invite them to attend as social guests.
Military recruiting is a tough job even in the best of circumstances. Remember that recruiters' personal morale is also essential to our national defense and President Bush's victory in the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Your Country Thanks You.