Not, video games are not used as potential recruiting material for the military. My brother has been an Army recruiter for the better part of his career after spending 8 years in the infantry.
5 years as a recruiter, 2 years as a recruiting station commander, and is now actively recruiting or AMEDD.
Do they use sims in training? Yes.
Do they use sims as a method of recruiting? No.
There has to be a disconnect between simulation and real world. That is where MILES come in.
There is the potential for it to be a possibility. However, it all stems back to parenting does it not?
We live in a day and age where technology pretty much encompass every facet of our lives. There seems to be a lot of disconnect between the parents and children due to it. When I was growing up, there wasn't much to watch on TV, computers had no access to internet just BBS, and video games were limited to 8bit nintendo.