Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hey folks,
I am a licensed attorney selected for Air Force JAG. I was told I was slotted for January COT, but have yet to go to MEPs. I have tried to contact the accessions, but radio silence for a month and a half.
1) barring no physical setbacks, when is the latest a person can go to MEPs?
2) should I be trying to contact someone else?
Re: 2) I was having a lot of issues with recruiting as a student. Wasn't getting far with Navy accessions due to multiple reasons. Knew a Navy Commander (O-5), they got more action for me than anybody else did, and fast. If you know one, don't be hesitant to drop an email asking for advice from them. Did they not assign a JAG to you as a mentor during the accessions process? Navy does. If they did, try reaching out to them.
My MEPS experience was sooooo slow. But there were many extenuating circumstances as well, in every aspect.
No mentor, but I have contacted the original interviewer in the past. For the MEPs, I completed the paperwork multiple months ago, and was told just waiting for a date, but this has been over 4 months now.
Just a little frustrated and nervous of missing out on January COT.
Thank you for the answer and advice. I may try to contact someone else.
Me again. Did they assign you a recruiter? Assuming they did since you filled out the paperwork. My recruiter was downright awful and they only took 6 weeks to get me into MEPS, allegedly because MEPS was too busy to take me. *eyeroll* Find out who your recruiter's supervisor is. Easiest way to do that is call the recruiting branch and ask who the CO is/to talk to them. I'd give recruiter 24 hours to get back to you first though on an update, if nothing then you don't have more time to spare (so this weekend, send an email now). Note, the Commander I knew had to pull weight to get me anywhere in this process. If you haven't been assigned a recruiter, I'd bet money you have fallen through the cracks.
I believe the Air Force just has one accessions person for everyone in the JAG (I may be wrong). So he is the recruiter person and he is a civilian worker. But I will try to find a number for the general office and find someone else to talk to. Thanks
There are so many people using "Anonymous" to reply, it gets confusing. But to the original poster: you and I are in identical positions (licensed, selected in October, supposed to go in January, not yet gone to MEPS, no contact for an extended time). I don't know if you filled out the prescreening form like I did before contact ceased, but if not, that's an extra step. You're right, though- there's only one person who is the point of contact. I emailed him last Thursday asking for an update, and I have yet to hear anything back.
I combed this thread, and although people note that they get contacted to go to MEPS, what I don't see is the method of contact (phone, mail, email) or who actually contacts them (MEPS itself or the accessions contact). If you don't have the accession's direct line, I've still got the email with that phone number. Otherwise, the main line, I would think, is still the 1-800-JAG-USAF.
If you create an account and PM me, we can update one another once we receive contact.