Here’s another unanswered question: with the current military draw-down, it’s a recruiter’s environment. Services can be much more picky about who they recruit, and the delay between signing the enlistment contract and shipping out to basic can be up to a year—or even longer. This guy was heading out next week, less than two months after signing his contract. Yes, you can accelerate the process by letting the service “choose your job” but in today’s environment, his departure for basic seems awfully fast.
This guy was either (a) willing to take any job the Army offered; (b) had a skill the service really wanted, or (c)blew away his ASVAB and/or had a college degree. The other possibility is the KC area recruiting battalion was behind quota and had to ship more recruits to catch up.
In any case, this one was a little too close for comfort.
I’d say it was (a), and it was probably Infantry if that’s the case.