JEB wrote:S. Goodman wrote:JEB wrote:I had to be weighed, but don't have to do a prt until I report to ODS after the bar exam as far as I know.
So now that you are through MEPS, at what point does the commissioning happen, the point where you have to officially commit?
I'm still waiting on my final selection letter and commissioning documents. Those have to wait at least on my security clearance investigation being initiated. I don't know how long that will take. I will let you know when I get commissioned to give you an idea of how soon after MEPS clearance it happens.JAG Hopeful wrote:S. Goodman, this is my secondhand knowledge but it's accurate. First, the PFT Jeb refers to is the Pulmonary Function Test, something related to asthma and not to the Physical Readiness Test. The PRT you'll take for the first time when you report to ODS at Newport. Also, you do indeed have to have your bar passage in hand before going to ODS. As I understand it, if you fail the bar once, it's not good but it does happen to people occasionally. You simply go and take the next test. However, if you fail twice, the Navy will ask you to resign your commission and separate.
Everyone is expected to take the first bar exam after graduation (assuming you graduate in May, that means the July exam). After you take the bar exam, you are given orders to report to ODS either in August or October. You report to ODS before you have your bar results. After ODS, you return to inactive status until your bar results come in. Once you have your bar membership, then you report to the Basic Lawyer Course at NJS.
If you fail the bar exam twice, you are expected to resign your commission and separate.
Thanks for that info about your experience with the asthma issue. Granted, I haven't even gotten in yet (applied DAP) and was figuring to get things squared away just in case. I even asked my doc about doing a PFT and he didn't seem to think it was necessary unless they asked for one.