jchoggan wrote:jess8328 wrote:How big a plus is a great letter of recommendation from a captain or major? Better than a great letter from a civilian supervisor or professor?
For what type of position? Are the potential recommenders JAG officers, or are they in another AFSC?
In general, someone who has personal experience with you in a legal capacity (ie. professor or supervisor in a legal position) trumps someone with experience in a non-legal capacity. However, as the above poster said, if they know you really well in a professional setting, it could be very helpful, and their rank and military affiliation will probably have some benefit, depending on the type of position/firm to which you're applying.
FWIW, I did a mock interview w/ a V10 in DC last year. The partner stated that I should clearly list my military affiliation/rank on my resume, and make sure my recommenders do the same in their LORs.
Yep, it was someone who had personal experience with me in a legal capacity. I can't believe I didn't think of asking them for a recommendation for the fall Army/Navy boards. I'm hoping it helps push me over the edge for the March boards.