Patrick Bateman wrote:Wellsfargowagon wrote:I recall that one of the branches (Marines, perhaps?) credits your three years of law school as "years of service" such that, assuming no prior military background, you start as an O-2 with 3 years instead of 0 on the pay scale. Does that hold true for AF / Navy also?
AF does not count law school as years of service in terms of TIS for pay calculations for non-priors. For the active duty FELP/ELP students, the time counts however.
All military branches have what's called "constructive credit" in which time spent in law school can be applied towards time in service. Each branch applies it differently. I work in a Marine Corps Judge Advocate's Office and know that the Marine Corps applies it differently than every other service. In the Marine Corps, it's applied after a Marine Officer completes Officer Candidate School, The Basic School for Officers and Naval Justice School. Other services will apply the time after commissioning and bar passage. This is important due to promotion as promotion boards come during certain periods of the year.