Is it possible to join JAG as a reservist or national guard?

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Is it possible to join JAG as a reservist or national guard?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:31 pm

Here is what I have in mind:

Graduate from law school
Work for a law firm or hang a shingle
Serve as a reserve/NG JAG officer

Is this possible to just go straight to reserve/NG JAG with no prior military experience? How difficult is it to get a position as a JAG officer in the reserves/NG?

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Re: Is it possible to join JAG as a reservist or national guard?

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:53 pm

Not sure about how hard it is but of course you can join JAG in the reserves from law school. I knew many JAG reserve/NG officers who weren't prior service. A famous one is this guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau_Biden

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Re: Is it possible to join JAG as a reservist or national guard?

Postby Fed_Atty » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:58 pm

It will depend on service. Army does allow direct commission into the JAG. Navy does not. Generally it is easier to get into the reserves than the active component but it does not mean that it is easy




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