Sgt. Abe was created in 2007 by Director Chuck Fager and intern John Stephens. The character, Sgt. Abe, is overlaid onto an actual DD Form 4 Enlistment/Reenlistment agreement. Sgt. Abe points out discrepancies and points of fact that individuals should be aware of before they enlist. The image has been modernized (2014) to better appeal to high school principals and others targeted for dissemination of this counter-recuriting pamphlet.