You will probably see lots of advice, I’m going to share just a few of the major issues/complaints I come across in my day to day dealings with families, command, and soldiers directly:
#1 As Ejs4y8 said: Unless you have it writing-they are ALL deployable–even AFTER he is out. See #3! Deployeable does not always mean IRAQ/Kuwait/Afghanistan–it could also be across the country or the state next door in the US.
#2 Make sure his ASVAB score meets the score range for any selected MOS, if not, he’s not going to be very happy.
#3 Documentation: get it ALL in writing before he commits! If a recruiter will not put what he says into writing, it’s not likely to “go that way.”
#3a KEEP ALL DOCUMENTATION stored neatly together from Day 1 and for eternity afterwards–no joke. Someone will need something along the way. While much information is stored in computers, unless you have an original document, you would not believe how screwed up things can and will get later down the road.
#3b If a recruiting bonus is offered – absolutely get it in writing. This goes for initial recruitment, reenlistments, etc. You have no recourse if it isn’t it writing. Not everything told makes it into the computer systems.
#4 Do not walk out of there or sign on the final dotted line without being secure in the answers and information you have been given. If a recruiter is pushing too hard–contact his/her commander and complain. Also good for answering/clarifying questions you do not feel a recruiter has provided you honestly or fully clarified.
#5 As a spouse you have privileges and support systems in place through the military, as well. Make sure you know what those are. Many a spouse fumble about not knowing what is available to them.
#6 Make sure he brings any college transcripts/degrees with him. If he speaks another language, let them know (extra $),
Take a list of your questions with you and don’t leave without answers 🙂 Hope that helps some!