ajax adonis wrote:I had a question for those who are/were in Army JAG or who know someone who was personally. How often and for how long (on average, I know it varies for each person) were you away from your spouse and family? Any other info related to that would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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I was active duty, but not JAG, so take it with a grain of salt as far as a JAG's typical time away. A deployment? Typically 12-18 months, unless you've got something odd going on like you're in a SF unit. Back in the states? It depends on the type of unit you are in. If you are in a garrison type unit your job is to focus on keeping the base running (not very many typically), then it is similar to a 9-5 job, only with with an hour of physical training in the morning. In a garrison unit, you might go on temporary duty for a couple days or even a few months. In a field unit, you go live in the woods and train quite a bit. The field unit's also tend to deploy the most, but they also sometimes cherry pick a person out of a strategic unit to deploy. Basically, it depends, which you've already figured out.