Sussi *7.7.86 - 18.6.09*
They are supposed to. It says, "I hereby certify that I have read this agreement carefully; it has been fully explained to me, and I understand it and the conditions under which I am enlisting."
That statement is in the paragraph above the signature.
It's possible that they don't all read it carefully. However, will that excuse stand up in court? If the clause about extended service is in the contract, and the service member signs the contract where it states that the member "read this agreement carefully" and had it "fully explained", then how can the service member argue that he or she didn't know about it? How can the member say that it's "unfair"?
No matter, many people including soliders overlook the clauses when they thought they understood it. We were being advised to leave the contract to lawyer who understand more than us because some word in agreement contract is foreign to us. I will never beleive if you understand everything to 100% what the contract written for a first time... We need to re-read them until we understand or doubt then ask legal adviser or lawyer for the help and deal the business with contracters before I make a decision either I sign or not...