ajax adonis wrote:Do current Army JAGs ever lose their jobs because they become medically disqualified? Can it happen? Say you qualify, you've been in JAG for 3 years, and then the doctor says you've developed asthma or something like that. Can you essentially lose your job? I want to know because I want to know what job security is like. Thank you.
This is pretty unlikely. Unless the physical development was something so bad you could not perform normal "Army Functions". I know guys who have had asthma and stayed in. As long as its minor and you can still run 2 miles in the right amount of time. The only thing I've seen is guys developing permanent injuries that caused them to medically retire. 9 times out of 10 this was caused by the Army so you are going to get a medical retirement. The 1 out of 10 that you are talking about would be things like epilepsy, sickle cell anemia, heart conditions and other genetic disorders that weren't discovered before but will most likely force you out and will not trigger a med retirement because the Army didn't cause it your genetics did.