Anonymous User wrote:What are the political leanings of military servicemembers in the JAG Corps? Does it differ among the services? How is the JAG Corps compared with other MOSs in terms of politics?
Wondering for myself (and others) because I can have pretty strong political leanings.
First of all, you should know that being overtly political in the military, at least during duty hours, is a no-no, especially for officers. If you want to fly a "Fuck Trump" or a "Hillary for Prison" flag at your desk, that's not going to go over well.
My guess is that JAG officers probably tend to be more conservative than the average lawyer, just because the military tends to attract people with conservative leanings. But that's just a guess. None of the JAGs I've ever worked with have ever been in your face about their political beliefs. Incidentally, if you have the idea that everyone in the military is a hardcore Republican, you're incorrect. The military as a whole leans to the right, but I've certainly met plenty of Democrats.
But again, putting your political beliefs front and center in the military is not going to go over well, no matter which way you lean. If you want to have political conversations with your friends over drinks after work, knock yourself out. But don't plan on evangelizing in the workplace.
Finally, the military is pretty diverse. I've run into people in the military of just about every race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, etc. If you think you can't work cordially with people who have strong political leanings in the other direction, then you may want to rethink this.