Trying to get in touch with a former army recruiter
February 12, 2014 8:58 AM   Subscribe

I am a journalist, and I am interested in speaking to someone who spent some time as a recruiter for the Army, but since the military is not my beat, I don't really have any connections within the veteran community. Any ideas about who I might contact to put me in touch with one?
posted by Alex Goldman to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
Memail me your email address and a description of your story.
posted by corb at 9:05 AM on February 12, 2014

My brother-in-law was a recruiter for the Air Force. I could put you in touch with him if that is helpful.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:09 AM on February 12, 2014

Many universities (esp. state schools) have either ROTC programs or offices that handle veterans' issues. If your local university has such an office, I'd bet someone there could direct you to a recruiter.
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:15 AM on February 12, 2014

Have you tried HARO?
posted by Dansaman at 9:18 AM on February 12, 2014

Have you called your local recruiting stations?
posted by Etrigan at 9:36 AM on February 12, 2014

Other than local recruiting stations, there's also the US Army Recruiting Command's website,
posted by easily confused at 9:39 AM on February 12, 2014

Might try the local American Legion office / chapter. You should be able to just walk in and introduce yourself, and ask about leads. Another place to try is the VFW.
posted by dwbrant at 10:44 AM on February 12, 2014

In addition to HARO, you could also try ProfNet, SourceBottle, or MediaKitty.
posted by Dansaman at 5:13 PM on February 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

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