matthewsean85 wrote:Jesus, it's scary how similar a situation we are in, regardless of the fact that we're in completely different services. Once they have their hooks in you, they refuse to let go.
That being said, I'm still holding out the remaining ~1% chance that the Navy will take care of me, even though I realize how ridiculous that will be. I hope you get posted in a job you can use to leverage positions in the future though. I'm not sure it's universal across services, but from what I know in the Navy, the right billet can make all the difference in leveraging positions after the fact!
Don't lose hope, you're setting up your life for success!
Thanks man, appreciate the words of encouragement. I keep trying to look on the bright side by telling myself now I'll apply with 12 years of work experience instead of 6 (which will help put my mediocre GPA ever further in my past) and I'll have a clean slate with which to attack the LSAT b/c I simply wasn't able to prep as much as I would have liked due to training and job duties. It may turn out for the best if I get into an insanely good school when I finally apply.
Anecdotally, I think you have a better chance than I did. The Navy seems to be better at "out of the ordinary" stuff than the Air Force and is more interested/capable of working to honor requests like yours. Maybe this is because their manning is more stable or they do a better job managing it. Who knows? Unfortunately, the assignment I receive next won't change anything or provide me any leverage. I'll still have two years left on my commitment after the next assignment is over which means they can really send me anywhere they want.
But best of luck to you dude. Hope the Navy lets you follow your dream.