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Re: Military Law

Postby Dostoevsky » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:47 pm

ajax adonis wrote:Does anybody else have problems contacting the JARO office? (phone)


I usually email with questions and have received quick, helpful answers.

Question for Army DAs regarding DODMERB logins. The packet came in the mail yesterday, but I'm having issues with my SS#/last name combination. Anyone else?
(This is for medical appointments contracted through Concordia)

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Re: Military Law

Postby Dostoevsky » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:19 pm

Dostoevsky wrote:
ajax adonis wrote:Does anybody else have problems contacting the JARO office? (phone)


I usually email with questions and have received quick, helpful answers.

Question for Army DAs regarding DODMERB logins. The packet came in the mail yesterday, but I'm having issues with my SS#/last name combination. Anyone else?
(This is for medical appointments contracted through Concordia)



Follow-up: If you have a space in your last name, insert a hyphen (so van der Berg would be van-der-Berg).

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Re: Military Law

Postby bouakedojo » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:58 pm

I've been hearing a lot about force-shaping on the base I work at. Any active duty JAGs know anything about that/how it works/how to avoid it?

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Re: Military Law

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Re: Military Law

Postby ZeroDay » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:29 pm

The cover story for this month's edition of the ABA Journal is all about BG Mark Martins, chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. The cover of the magazine features a close-up of his ASU, so I was pretty stoked when copies were delivered to all the other lawyers in my office.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Beachbum89 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:18 pm

Just got accepted into the Navy JAG internship program. So excited!

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Re: Military Law

Postby thementor31337 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:47 pm

I'm officially considering the USMC PLC Law program and have talked to an OSO near where I'll be going to school. I can't believe I'm seriously considering going back, but for some reason I feel like I should at least try. I'm a prior enlisted Marine with 5yrs in and will be under obligation until Sept 2014. The only thing I have to work on is my PFT score, I've done a bit of a civilian backslide.

Also, if anyone has any questions about OCS or TBS, I can probably answer them, I've worked at TBS for the last almost 6yrs, 4.5yrs as an active duty Marine and almost a year as a civilian. I'll be hoping to go to OCS the summer between 1L and 2L, commission, and then go to TBS fall 2016. We'll see what happens though.

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Re: Military Law

Postby awkwadoodle » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:17 pm

Congrats!! Where are you going to be?
I haven't heard yet, so I'm guessing it's a no. bummer. not sure what else I could have done.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Jagjen82 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:29 am

Follow up on a few questions I saw - I'm currently in the Army 190th JAOBC, so thought I could shed a little insight on a few things.

Our class makeup is about 1/3 AD, 1/3 Reserves, and 1/3 NG plus a few FLEPs and an international student.

As far as the process once you are selected - medical exams are pretty easy/uneventful. I had my results/qualification in a month. If you need waivers, the process can become quite lengthy from what I've heard from my class. You won't hear much after that until the fall, so don't sweat it too much. I found out my class assignment for JAOBC in October/November, and assignments are done in late November/early December for the February class.

Any other questions, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Military Law

Postby Beachbum89 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:37 pm

awkwadoodle wrote:Congrats!! Where are you going to be?
I haven't heard yet, so I'm guessing it's a no. bummer. not sure what else I could have done.


I'll be in San Diego for the summer. Good luck!

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Re: Military Law

Postby erik_1717 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:04 am

Got the call yesterday. Officially accepted for USMC!! I couldn't be more honored!

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Re: Military Law

Postby wwUSMC84 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:32 am

erik_1717 wrote:Got the call yesterday. Officially accepted for USMC!! I couldn't be more honored!


Congrats! When will you be attending OCS?

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Re: Military Law

Postby thementor31337 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:25 pm

erik_1717 wrote:Got the call yesterday. Officially accepted for USMC!! I couldn't be more honored!


Congrats on your selection! What's your commissioning source? Did you go PLC or OCC?

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Re: Military Law

Postby erik_1717 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:10 am

wwUSMC84 wrote:
erik_1717 wrote:Got the call yesterday. Officially accepted for USMC!! I couldn't be more honored!


Congrats! When will you be attending OCS?
thementor31337 wrote:
erik_1717 wrote:Got the call yesterday. Officially accepted for USMC!! I couldn't be more honored!


Congrats on your selection! What's your commissioning source? Did you go PLC or OCC?


Thanks guys! I got a call from my Captain on Friday. I have applied for some other branches so I'm waiting to hear back from them, but I would be attending OCS through PLC and it would be this summer. I believe it is called PLC combined though bc it is a 10 week program

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Re: Military Law

Postby Lock74 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:15 am

PFT score? And do you believe going the plc law route is less selective then the other plc routes?

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Re: Military Law

Postby erik_1717 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:12 pm

Only a 254. And are you asking if PLC law makes for an easier selection than signing a ground or air contract? Or are you asking if PLC law is easier than OCC?

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Re: Military Law

Postby Lock74 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:55 pm

I am asking if plc law is a easier selection. Also do you think the review board takes in account the fact that you are plc law while at ocs? Are the marines in need of jags more so then aviation and ground contracts?

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Re: Military Law

Postby wwUSMC84 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:06 am

erik_1717 wrote:Thanks guys! I got a call from my Captain on Friday. I have applied for some other branches so I'm waiting to hear back from them, but I would be attending OCS through PLC and it would be this summer. I believe it is called PLC combined though bc it is a 10 week program


As a Marine Officer, I would strongly encourage you towards this side of the house, but then again I am incredibly biased. You'll get to lead Marines, which is in my opinion the best job in the world. Plus as a Marine JA, you will be a Marine Officer first, and therefore have many opportunities that your peers in the other services may not have in terms of command and opportunities to get outside your MOS.

erik_1717 wrote:Only a 254. And are you asking if PLC law makes for an easier selection than signing a ground or air contract? Or are you asking if PLC law is easier than OCC?


Thats not a horrible score, but if you want OCS to be easier, definatly work on increasing it. Your run time is the most important thing to improve on as the running program at OCS is very intense, i.e 3-5 miles on hilly terrain at close to 6 min/mile. I went running a 22:30. I left running low 18's. Although I drastically improved while at OCS, life would have been ALOT easier had I gone in running faster.

For pullups, look into the 7 Weeks to 50 Pull-ups program. I found it more effective than the Armstrong or Recon Ron and went from routinely getting 18-19 pull-ups on my PFTs to doing 26-28.

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Re: Military Law

Postby wesangler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:14 am

To anybody who is in the know, how much of a leg-up will a 2L summer spent with the Navy JAGC give me come time for Direct Appointment applications? Can anybody vouch for the Navy internship experience as a whole? I ask because I have a secondary offer from a government agency where I have a better idea of the substantive work experience I'd be getting. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Military Law

Postby LazinessPerSe » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:27 am

wesangler wrote:To anybody who is in the know, how much of a leg-up will a 2L summer spent with the Navy JAGC give me come time for Direct Appointment applications? Can anybody vouch for the Navy internship experience as a whole? I ask because I have a secondary offer from a government agency where I have a better idea of the substantive work experience I'd be getting. Any advice would be appreciated.


Talked with a few Navy JAGs (O-3, O-5) about the Navy internship subject. Their basic consensus was that it is a valuable experience, but working for a DA's office would look better on application boards. The rationale was that the Navy internship does not get the intern much legal experience, whereas the DA's office often allows 3Ls to handle their own cases. There's value in the connections and potential review of work product / LOR from the Navy internship, but the litigation/advocacy experience is higher when working a DA internship.

Take it FWIW - but I wouldn't put too much stock in the Navy internship.

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Re: Military Law

Postby JLGal24 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:52 pm

I have a question for you all. I'm waiting to hear back from a Direct Commission program. I had my boards, passed my physical, turned in all of my materials, and am now waiting. A few days ago, I fell off my bike and I'm 90% certain I broke the scaphoid bone in my wrist (and maybe other places, too. I'm pretty banged up). I've broken my scaphoid bone before and it feels exactly the same as the last time. Having broken the bone before, MEPS asked me a lot of questions and had me perform extra dexterity tests in my wrist. Now I'm afraid to go to the doctor because I'm afraid that then I would have to inform my recruiter who would have to inform the selection committee which could affect my chances. Am I overreacting? Does this not actually matter for a Direct Commision lawyer program? Should I just go to the doctor? A scaphoid facture can be very slow to heal and I almost needed surgery the last time, so I'm worried about leaving it untreated.




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