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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:46 pm

Is the JARO site down for Army Selects/Alternates?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:14 pm

Was notified today that I was taken off alternate list for Army Reserve JAG and I will start training in October or January (God willing)! Now it is time to panic and go to gym every day for the next 9-10 months.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Was notified today that I was taken off alternate list for Army Reserve JAG and I will start training in October or January (God willing)! Now it is time to panic and go to gym every day for the next 9-10 months.


Congratulations!

I feel you on the panicking part. I shouldn't have gone to Dunkin Donuts on my commute to work for the past 4 months and thinking to myself, "I'll just have one donut."

That was easily an additional 29,000 Calories I didn't even need.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Was notified today that I was taken off alternate list for Army Reserve JAG and I will start training in October or January (God willing)! Now it is time to panic and go to gym every day for the next 9-10 months.


Congratulations!

I feel you on the panicking part. I shouldn't have gone to Dunkin Donuts on my commute to work for the past 4 months and thinking to myself, "I'll just have one donut."

That was easily an additional 29,000 Calories I didn't even need.


Congrats! And exact same sentiments here too! I'm studying for the bar and trying to get admitted in time for the October class. :/

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Re: Military Law

Postby tb12345 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:39 pm

So my OCIs fell through completely.

Can someone give me a gist of when the next selection process is for JAGS across the brances? I sat for an informational interview for air force JAG like 4 months ago but didn't follow up on anything after that and honestly don't remember. I just wanna toss my name in the hat and if they bite I would be happy, but at this point I am just predisposed to not getting a bite from employers.

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Re: Military Law

Postby usn26 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:41 pm

tb12345 wrote:So my OCIs fell through completely.

Can someone give me a gist of when the next selection process is for JAGS across the brances? I sat for an informational interview for air force JAG like 4 months ago but didn't follow up on anything after that and honestly don't remember. I just wanna toss my name in the hat and if they bite I would be happy, but at this point I am just predisposed to not getting a bite from employers.


It's entirely possible to become a JAG for lack of other options, but you'll be competing against a lot of people that really, genuinely want it. It's competitive, and one element of standing out is taking the initiative, understanding military service and what JAGs do, and showing that you understand and want that. So the "I don't have any better options so make me a military officer maybe" approach is not the best path to success (but it worked for Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, so who knows).

Anyway, 2 services have Feb deadlines, 1 has an Apr deadline, 1 is next November, and the other I think you can go basically anytime.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:08 am

Looking for a bit of advice y'all.

I was recently offered, and verbally committed, to a non-paid internship with one of the branches for the summer. A few days later I was made aware that I have a pretty solid chance of qualifying for OCS with the Marine Corps. this summer. I'm a bit torn, because the last thing I want to do is rescind an offer from a branch I deeply respect and am grateful to, but considering the competitive selection rates for JAG, this opportunity becomes very appealing. I would be attending OCS in this summer's class and, hopefully, commission before my 3L year begins.

My dilemma--is the possibility and benefits of joining the Marine Corps. via the PLC program as a 2L (a year under my belt while I'm finishing school, paid internship, seniority once I graduate, etc..) worth the risk of burning bridges with the branch I had originally committed to? Is it better to just forego this opportunity, honor my commitment for the summer and simply apply to both branches as a 3L?

Another thing, I'm very aware of how challenging it is to become a Marine officer and I am in no way downplaying the process as being any less difficult. Because I am aware of the challenges I would face, I am torn on whether or not I should jump at the opportunity of possibly qualifying and then completing OCS over the summer.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Looking for a bit of advice y'all.

I was recently offered, and verbally committed, to a non-paid internship with one of the branches for the summer. A few days later I was made aware that I have a pretty solid chance of qualifying for OCS with the Marine Corps. this summer. I'm a bit torn, because the last thing I want to do is rescind an offer from a branch I deeply respect and am grateful to, but considering the competitive selection rates for JAG, this opportunity becomes very appealing. I would be attending OCS in this summer's class and, hopefully, commission before my 3L year begins.

My dilemma--is the possibility and benefits of joining the Marine Corps. via the PLC program as a 2L (a year under my belt while I'm finishing school, paid internship, seniority once I graduate, etc..) worth the risk of burning bridges with the branch I had originally committed to? Is it better to just forego this opportunity, honor my commitment for the summer and simply apply to both branches as a 3L?

Another thing, I'm very aware of how challenging it is to become a Marine officer and I am in no way downplaying the process as being any less difficult. Because I am aware of the challenges I would face, I am torn on whether or not I should jump at the opportunity of possibly qualifying and then completing OCS over the summer.


I was in a similar position as you. I did not choose OCS. The following year the same marine recruiters who helped me through the process said they did not think they would support my application again. So ended up not applying to the marines, but accepted a different service. If you want marines, then do it now because this may be your only Chance.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Patrick Bateman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:10 pm

tb12345 wrote:So my OCIs fell through completely.

Can someone give me a gist of when the next selection process is for JAGS across the brances? I sat for an informational interview for air force JAG like 4 months ago but didn't follow up on anything after that and honestly don't remember. I just wanna toss my name in the hat and if they bite I would be happy, but at this point I am just predisposed to not getting a bite from employers.


I can tell you that if you are not motivated enough to even do your own research into the application process and timeline, this may not be for you. I'm sorry you struck out at OCI but half-assing a JAG application is not going to get you anywhere - this is a very specific job that you have to be both excited and motivated to do.

All the information you need is easily found on the web as well as throughout this thread.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Patrick Bateman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Looking for a bit of advice y'all.

I was recently offered, and verbally committed, to a non-paid internship with one of the branches for the summer. A few days later I was made aware that I have a pretty solid chance of qualifying for OCS with the Marine Corps. this summer. I'm a bit torn, because the last thing I want to do is rescind an offer from a branch I deeply respect and am grateful to, but considering the competitive selection rates for JAG, this opportunity becomes very appealing. I would be attending OCS in this summer's class and, hopefully, commission before my 3L year begins.

My dilemma--is the possibility and benefits of joining the Marine Corps. via the PLC program as a 2L (a year under my belt while I'm finishing school, paid internship, seniority once I graduate, etc..) worth the risk of burning bridges with the branch I had originally committed to? Is it better to just forego this opportunity, honor my commitment for the summer and simply apply to both branches as a 3L?

Another thing, I'm very aware of how challenging it is to become a Marine officer and I am in no way downplaying the process as being any less difficult. Because I am aware of the challenges I would face, I am torn on whether or not I should jump at the opportunity of possibly qualifying and then completing OCS over the summer.


If you get the chance for OCS, take it. You can explain in a respectful and honest way to the folks with the internship that an incredibly opportunity came up after you made the commitment. They should understand - I know I would, and I have been in this position on the hiring side.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 pm

Do any JAGS here know if it's feasible for a single guy or girl to have a dog and keep it on base during the first assignment? Is there usually time in the middle of the day to take a quick drive on base back home and give a 10 minute walk to your dog (medium sized, non aggressive)? Are there even doggy day cares on domestic bases?

-- just trying to gauge the feasibility of being a single guy, a JAG, and a dog owner. Any personal experience would be much appreciated!

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Re: Military Law

Postby Mobster1983 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do any JAGS here know if it's feasible for a single guy or girl to have a dog and keep it on base during the first assignment? Is there usually time in the middle of the day to take a quick drive on base back home and give a 10 minute walk to your dog (medium sized, non aggressive)? Are there even doggy day cares on domestic bases?

-- just trying to gauge the feasibility of being a single guy, a JAG, and a dog owner. Any personal experience would be much appreciated!


I had dogs during most of my time in the military as a single officer. Wasn't always the best because I rarely had time to home during lunch. During training,forget it.




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