Scotusnerd wrote:Thank you, Captain Bateman. I'm not currently physically fit enough (I weigh 256, should be 227), so I'll hold off until I lose a few more pounds and have some time to research the culture thoroughly. I'm working out 30 minutes, six days a week, eating right and all that jazz. It's just going to be a matter of time. I figure it's a chance for me to show dedication and seriousness about wanting to be a JAG, and I'm not going to mess it up.
I appreciate the advice.
I didn't mean to scare you off from pursuing the externship this semester. Fitness is important but I don't think you'll be shooting yourself in the foot if you start externing while in the process of getting fit. You are already making the important lifestyle changes - I would view that as a positive and an indication of that you take the fitness aspect of military service seriously.
I think I've said this before regarding internships but no one expects you to be 100% Air Force fluent starting off on Day 1 as an extern/intern. Everyone knows you are a law student and a civilian that will be learning the ropes.
If you were considering the externship for this semester, by all means keep pursuing it.