Getting out of the Military Delayed Enlistment Program

Thursday, April 10, 2014

If you or someone you know has already enlisted in the military Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP) for high school students, make sure they know the following:

  1. Jesus calls us to love our enemies and overcome evil with good.
  2. DEP contracts are NOT legally binding on the student who signed them; these contracts can be terminated by the student at any time before induction (contrary to what military recruiters may say).
  3. Contrary to military publicity, only 35% of military personnel EVER receive any GI educational benefits for college. Indeed, the average participant actually receives less money than a student who simply receives a Pell Grant and a Stafford Loan.
  4. NO promise made by a military recruiter is legally binding on the armed forces. In fact the Military Enlistment/Reenlistment contract states: "The statements [in this contract] are not promises or guarantees of any kind."
  5. Promises made by military recruiters of skills training or job placement are also not legally binding and are frequently ignored. (In fact, most recruiters did NOT choose to become recruiters.)

 

 

 

 

https://www.pjsn.org/resources/military/draft/Delayed-Enlistment-Program

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