How bad would it be to have two DUIs (one 5+ years ago; one this year)?
I'm incredibly interested in JAG (probably Navy), and I'm otherwise a strong applicant, but I'm worried this will fuck me. Thoughts?
When the Navy JAG captain came to our school for a presentation, we got numbers from him. He said approximately 3,000 people applied last year. They took 35.
I'm glad you're interested in JAG, but I'm not sure if it's in the cards for you, based on what he said. It's incredibly competitive. Particularly with a recent
DUI, they will probably take an extremely hard look at your application.
I'm not saying 'don't bother', but that is definitely not a good sign.
Edit: Correct me if I'm wrong, but you were in law school when you got that DUI. That's definitely really bad. Here, the Supreme Court would put the fear of God in you right about now. They have a glut of lawyers and are looking for reasons to boot people. C&F would be an excellent reason in this case.