minijeanie-recruiters do what they have to to meet quotas-that can sometimes mean telling the truth as they know it with out research. Meaning if your reserve recruiter didnt immediately know of any college students had had to deploy then egro college students dont deploy. Unforunately, that particular decision is up to his commanders-not his company commander but the higher or Major Command he falls under. If the unit cant make strenghth with out him-he'll go. Regardess of what they told you thats what the contract says. My husband is a reservist (National Guard-which operates a bit differently but the army is the army) hes been called 4 times since 2001-once for security on the state governors residence and buildings in the capital area after 9/11 and three times for deployment. Twice they took their college students because the needed the manning to make the mission. The other two times they had enough planning time to fill the slots without them and let them stay back.