|First appearance||"War Is the H-Word" (2ACV17)|
|Voiced by||David Herman|
The recruitment officer is an Earth Army officer who, in 3001, recruited Fry and Bender. [2ACV17] In 3009, he attended the ceremony for the implosion of the violet dwarf star. [ItWGY] In 3010, he attended Planet Express's 100th-delivery party. [6ACV12]
In 3013, by when he was a sergeant, the officer was awarded the Purple Heart for finding the remote control of the Oval Office's T.V. for President Nixon. [7ACV19] Because the Purple Heart is awarded to people who have been wounded or killed and the officer had not been wounded, Nixon shot him with a laser gun, seemingly in the heart.
Fry: Just outta curiosity, we could use the cards to buy gum... then immediately quit the army. Right? [2ACV17]
Bender: You know... Playin' you all for chumps?
Recruitment officer: Correct. There's no obligation. [Fry and Bender laugh as they sign their papers. The officer takes the papers back.] Unless, of course, war were declared.
[A siren sounds and a red light flashes.]
Fry: What's that?
Recruitment officer: War were declared.
Recruitment officer: Mr President. [He salutes Nixon.] I found the T.V. remote. [7ACV19]
Nixon: Good work, Sergeant. [The officer hands Vice-President Agnew the remote.] I'm awarding you the Purple Heart.
Recruitment officer: But I... wasn't injured.
[Nixon shoots the officer. The officer grunts.
A trapdoor opens beneath him. He screams as he falls.]
- "War Is the H-Word" (2ACV17)
- Into the Wild Green Yonder cameo, audience scene)
- "The Mutants Are Revolting" (6ACV12) 100th-delivery party)
- "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" (7ACV19)