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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:01 pm

Still silence for me on the internship front. Seems weird they would sent out rejections to some and not acceptances or more rejections the day after

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still silence for me on the internship front. Seems weird they would sent out rejections to some and not acceptances or more rejections the day after


Same. I'm wondering if maybe I should call the 1-800-JAG-USAF number?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:01 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Still silence for me on the internship front. Seems weird they would sent out rejections to some and not acceptances or more rejections the day after


Same. I'm wondering if maybe I should call the 1-800-JAG-USAF number?

I would do that if I didn't already message them on Facebook last Tuesday asking when we would receive a decision. They replied saying within the next week which ends today

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Re: Military Law

Postby FSUAttorney » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:33 pm

Anyone know if it's getting easier to get a reserve JAG with the army/air force/navy? I'm a practicing estate planning attorney that has always had an itch to join the reserves.

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Re: Military Law

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:52 am

FSUAttorney wrote:Anyone know if it's getting easier to get a reserve JAG with the army/air force/navy? I'm a practicing estate planning attorney that has always had an itch to join the reserves.


Army is probably your best bet. Navy doesn't let you join the reserves directly; you can only join after doing an initial period of active duty. Air Force does let people go straight into the reserves but strongly prefers the the person have at least two years legal work experience and prior military experience. They also only take a few people: most of their reserve JAGs are former active duty.

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Re: Military Law

Postby usn26 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:11 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:
FSUAttorney wrote:Anyone know if it's getting easier to get a reserve JAG with the army/air force/navy? I'm a practicing estate planning attorney that has always had an itch to join the reserves.


Army is probably your best bet.


Including National Guard.

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Re: Military Law

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:36 pm

Yeah, there's also the NG. I'd go NG over the Reserves if I was committed to staying in one state long term, Reserves if you see yourself potentially moving.

To answer your question as to whether it's easy to get a Guard/Reserve JAG spot: I wouldn't say it's a gimme but it's much easier than active duty. You'll have to do an interview with a Reserve/Guard JAG officer as part of the application process, and the big thing they look for there is a mature understanding of what the Reserves/Guard is all about. Basically, do you understand what you're getting into, or are you just a weirdo who thinks it would be sweet to wear a uniform one weekend a month. So the big thing there is do some research in advance so you can ask informed questions and show that you've given it some thought. Oh, and don't be fat. They're also going to want to make sure you look like you could pass a PT test without dying.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Still silence for me on the internship front. Seems weird they would sent out rejections to some and not acceptances or more rejections the day after


So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?

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Re: Military Law

Postby FSUAttorney » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:15 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Yeah, there's also the NG. I'd go NG over the Reserves if I was committed to staying in one state long term, Reserves if you see yourself potentially moving.

To answer your question as to whether it's easy to get a Guard/Reserve JAG spot: I wouldn't say it's a gimme but it's much easier than active duty. You'll have to do an interview with a Reserve/Guard JAG officer as part of the application process, and the big thing they look for there is a mature understanding of what the Reserves/Guard is all about. Basically, do you understand what you're getting into, or are you just a weirdo who thinks it would be sweet to wear a uniform one weekend a month. So the big thing there is do some research in advance so you can ask informed questions and show that you've given it some thought. Oh, and don't be fat. They're also going to want to make sure you look like you could pass a PT test without dying.


Thanks for the info! Mind if I shoot you a pm/email and pick your brain on the process?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?


I haven't received anything either and just emailed them letting them know I didn't receive my results

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:45 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?


I haven't received anything either and just emailed them letting them know I didn't receive my results


Captain Hooper just keeps trying to tell me that I was notified. Which I wasn't. I've checked every email I have, in all my folders, and I have no email. Which makes me think that my application got lost somewhere in the process and didn't even get considered :/

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?


I haven't received anything either and just emailed them letting them know I didn't receive my results


Captain Hooper just keeps trying to tell me that I was notified. Which I wasn't. I've checked every email I have, in all my folders, and I have no email. Which makes me think that my application got lost somewhere in the process and didn't even get considered :/


Yepp. Looks like USAJOBS referred my application but it never got to USAFJAG. -_-

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:08 pm

I got a quick reply from Captain Hooper saying I was not selected and they couldn't notify me because my email was not on my resume. I don't know anyone who was selected for the internship for what it is worth

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Re: Military Law

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:40 pm

FSUAttorney wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Yeah, there's also the NG. I'd go NG over the Reserves if I was committed to staying in one state long term, Reserves if you see yourself potentially moving.

To answer your question as to whether it's easy to get a Guard/Reserve JAG spot: I wouldn't say it's a gimme but it's much easier than active duty. You'll have to do an interview with a Reserve/Guard JAG officer as part of the application process, and the big thing they look for there is a mature understanding of what the Reserves/Guard is all about. Basically, do you understand what you're getting into, or are you just a weirdo who thinks it would be sweet to wear a uniform one weekend a month. So the big thing there is do some research in advance so you can ask informed questions and show that you've given it some thought. Oh, and don't be fat. They're also going to want to make sure you look like you could pass a PT test without dying.


Thanks for the info! Mind if I shoot you a pm/email and pick your brain on the process?


Sure.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:46 pm

It's possible they're just taking a really small number of interns this year. Fortunately, my school has a guaranteed summer funding, so it's not a big deal for me either way.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:54 pm

For Army selectees, where did you go to get your drug tests done? My insurance won't cover them since they're not for a medical purpose or regular physical. I'm thinking it would be cheaper to get them done at a lab that regularly does employment drug tests.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:18 pm

Did mine through my school's health clinic.

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Re: Military Law

Postby catcher77 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:14 pm

I was wondering if anyone has any experience submitting an application for JAG through direct appointment while currently an active duty officer in another community?

I am completing my second division officer tour in the Navy and have recently passed the bar exam. I spoke with a LT today and I was told my only option to apply was through direct appointment. I would have to be selected and then conditionally released from my current community into JAG ( I am not sure how likely this is) and I would have to go through MEPS again. I know the application for Spring will not be due for awhile, but I am set to deploy again soon, so I need to start my application sooner rather than later. Any insight or helpful hints would be appreciated.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?


I haven't received anything either and just emailed them letting them know I didn't receive my results


Captain Hooper just keeps trying to tell me that I was notified. Which I wasn't. I've checked every email I have, in all my folders, and I have no email. Which makes me think that my application got lost somewhere in the process and didn't even get considered :/


Yepp. Looks like USAJOBS referred my application but it never got to USAFJAG. -_-


UGH! If it makes you feel any better, the same thing happened to me last summer. I was referred on my first board. Don't give up!

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Re: Military Law

Postby mkephart » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:58 pm

aka123 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?


I haven't received anything either and just emailed them letting them know I didn't receive my results


Captain Hooper just keeps trying to tell me that I was notified. Which I wasn't. I've checked every email I have, in all my folders, and I have no email. Which makes me think that my application got lost somewhere in the process and didn't even get considered :/


Yepp. Looks like USAJOBS referred my application but it never got to USAFJAG. -_-


UGH! If it makes you feel any better, the same thing happened to me last summer. I was referred on my first board. Don't give up!


Were you ever able to figure out why it happened?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:40 pm

Quick question--

I remember in the active duty conference call they mentioned you need to be barred for two months prior to getting into a respective class. They mentioned you need to pick your preferred class -where is that done/when were we supposed to do this?

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:51 pm

mkephart wrote:
aka123 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So I sent an email to the gmail account and received a reply that everyone has been notified either way. I still haven't received notification either way so idk. I guess I'm just forever in limbo?


I haven't received anything either and just emailed them letting them know I didn't receive my results


Captain Hooper just keeps trying to tell me that I was notified. Which I wasn't. I've checked every email I have, in all my folders, and I have no email. Which makes me think that my application got lost somewhere in the process and didn't even get considered :/


Yepp. Looks like USAJOBS referred my application but it never got to USAFJAG. -_-


UGH! If it makes you feel any better, the same thing happened to me last summer. I was referred on my first board. Don't give up!


Were you ever able to figure out why it happened?


Nope and neither was Captain Hooper or anyone at the office able to. All the emails I received said referred so I patiently waited to hear back. I got antsy one day and finally called. The two individuals I spoke to at the office were as perplexed as I was when they manually reviewed my file and saw that everything had been submitted with a week to spare. I left my number for a supervisor to review and call me back. Was later told that everything was good to go and that my application was with the board. A few days later, I received an automated emailing saying my application was incomplete and not referred. By that point, the summer notifications had been posted and no more spots were available. The initial presumption was that I had submitted documents late, which is pretty impossible because the submission option disappears. I would love to take personal responsibility but I don't think there was anything I could have done differently. I'm sorry someone else had to go through that again. I remember how dejected and pissed off I was when it happened.

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Re: Military Law

Postby aka123 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Quick question--

I remember in the active duty conference call they mentioned you need to be barred for two months prior to getting into a respective class. They mentioned you need to pick your preferred class -where is that done/when were we supposed to do this?

I think the only place for newly selected ADs to put down our preferences was in the Statement of Intent.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:51 pm

On the Accepted JAGs webpage it says we have to get appointments through the medical exams done by May 1. Anyone have any idea what that entails?

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Re: Military Law

Postby hkh2220 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On the Accepted JAGs webpage it says we have to get appointments through the medical exams done by May 1. Anyone have any idea what that entails?


It entails the medical appointments (physical, eye, drug test), OPAT (strength test), and paperwork listed on the same page.

Some of that stuff can be tricky to schedule especially with the required procedures, so I suggest you do it ASAP




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