wannabejag wrote:But Air Force JAGs are NOT Line Officers.
I guess someone should tell the AF JAGC that I'm not a line officer: http://www.afjag.af.mil/shared/media/do ... 02-052.pdf. I'd recommend a control + F search. AF JAGs are line officers. Coast Guard/Marine JAGs are unrestricted line officers.
For the record, there is one AF JAG command. It is a one-star billet at AFLOA - although Mike Murphy was an O-6 when he was there (but we don't talk about him). It is possible to take on a command position as an AF JAG. In fact, the AFGSC SJA was both wing CV and SJA at his last duty station. But, that is exceedingly rare and probably only happened because he was an intel officer who later became a JAG. If you are a JAG, count on being a staff officer for the duration of your career regardless of which branch you are in.
And finally, I was a part-time night student at a tier 2 school and never did moot court, journal, or anything else that supposedly makes your law school resume look awesome. Although, I do have extra Latin on my diploma. Where you went to school and how well you did are only part of what gets a person chosen to be a JAG. But, I was selected in 2009 on a board where the selection rate was 7%. The AF was practically giving slots away back then, so what do I know?