Unlike Division, Gogol agents are recruited by choice, not force. Similarly to Division, most of these agents believe they are doing these things for the good of mother Russia.

Young adults who excel in some field required by Gogol are approached by special agents who handle the orgs recruiting. These recruitment agents will court the prospective member, telling them whatever they need to hear and luring them with a rich life far beyond the pay grade of any legit position back home.

For example, a soldier who excelled in the military or a computer engineering student who made waves on campus might find themselves quietly approached by this mysterious group, taken out for fancy dinners, given expensive gifts, and finally being offered a job that paid several times that of their next best offer.