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Watch: A parody of how US military recruiters really are

YouTuber Yusha Thomas parodies what it's like sitting in the recruiting office at different branches of the military. (Yusha Thomas/YouTube)
October 15, 2020

If you’ve ever sat down with a military recruiter, you’ve like had some important talks about your place in the ranks, your expectations while serving, and your job prospects after getting out. Depending on which branch one might serve in, those conversations can look a little different.

YouTuber Yusha Thomas made a hilarious parody of what some military recruiters act like for the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Navy.

See his take on what each branch offers in the video below:

For the Army, a new recruit can be enticed by seemingly endless job prospects, solid pay, and a big enlistment bonus to get on board.

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“It’s the best damn job in the army. It’s like Boy Scouts meets Call of Duty!” the recruiter behind the camera proclaims in order to get Thomas excited.

“Where do I sign?!” Thomas says.

YouTuber Yusha Thomas parodies what it’s like sitting in the recruiting office at different branches of the military. (Yusha Thomas/YouTube)

Of course, not everything is as seemed. Upon enlisting, Army recruits get quite the rude awakening. Thomas is tossed a toothbrush and deodorant and told to get on the bus.

“Hurry up! Get up! Enjoy your sixteen-week vacation,” the now loud-mouthed recruiter says to Thomas.

YouTuber Yusha Thomas parodies what it’s like sitting in the recruiting office at different branches of the military. (Yusha Thomas/YouTube)

For the Marines, things are even less glamorous.

“Here at the Marines, we have all you can eat crayons, slow promotions, and cool-ass uniforms,” the recruiter tells Thomas. The crayons are in reference to a long-running joke between branches in which Marines’ intelligence is questioned.

For the Air Force, the standard for recruits is significantly higher.

“In order to begin with the Air Force enlistment process, we need to find out your intellectual capacity.” the recruiter explains. Thomas is given a calculator and a Bible and told to find the answer to a ridiculous math question.

“You know what, just leave,” the recruiter says after Thomas fails to answer. “These are simple third-grade level questions. How can you not answer this?” the recruit exclaims.

YouTuber Yusha Thomas parodies what it’s like sitting in the recruiting office at different branches of the military. (Yusha Thomas/YouTube)

Thomas’ YouTube channel is full of hilarious military-related content, including sketches, songs and even touching tributes. A 14-year combat vet himself, Thomas now entertains millions of people with his social media posts that center around his time in the military. He is also a fitness enthusiast who helps others get in shape and runs a successful military-themed clothing company as well.