CaptainDirtyBird wrote:So this thing is for everybody. Lets say I do JAG after I get out of law school...can I use the new G.I. to go get a masters or Ph.D in something? Maybe a med degree. I could then be a triple threat...soldier, lawyer, doctor...not quite doctor, singer, dancer...but not bad.
Yeah Harm...you could definitely be a triple threat.
You would have to become eligible for post 9-11 GI Bill. If you're not currently eligible based on prior service then you would have to serve at least 3 years on active duty to be able in order to get 100% of benefits. If you plan on transferring them to a spouse or kids then it'll be even longer.
You can of course use the GI Bill for any approved degree program to include, LLM, MD, PhD, LPN, EMT and even a PPL
If you are currently eligible for MGIB and you use it to put yourself through law school you will use approx 27 months of eligibility which means that if you go back to school later you will only have 9 months of eligibility left. so that doesn't leave a lot of money for that med degree!
If you really are planning on doing JAG you should always look into advanced degrees that the military will pay for. While you're on active duty you'll be eligible for tuition assistance which could allow you to take classes toward a masters degree for free without using up your MGIB eligibility. There are a few methods to get free schooling on active duty.