balzie94 wrote:Yes, it's great to have another bite at the Navy JAG apple. But for those who are first-time applicants, I wouldn't get your hopes up. In no wise do I mean to be Debby Downer, but I've heard from a current Navy judge advocate that the Navy takes only 30 out of 800 or so applicants each cycle. Perhaps someone can refute or corroborate this? Even if the numbers are slightly better, I think the wisest standard operating procedure is to apply to Navy JAG with the idea that you will not get picked up (i.e. keep applying to other jobs).
I believe the selection rate from the last board was right around 6% - We get a an e-mail from the Admirals after each board where they give us a brief run down of those who were selected and the stats of the board. One small glimmer is that some of those who submit packages do not even complete all the required fields. So while there may be 800 applicants, some are so incomplete that you are not really competing against those. But, it is still stiff competition.