I was promised I could get stationed in Scotland too. I was promised I could live off base. I was promised I could eat as much as I wanted for free at the chow hall. Etc.<quoted text>
So you were present when this guy was recruited in the military? And when I was in the military lifetime medical care was promised during boot camp multiple times. I would invite any other veteran to either back up what I have said or counter it.
Verbal promises are meaningless.
If it's not in your contract (it isn't) then it's not enforceable.