jdland2010 wrote:Thanks for the dumb comments...
Btw, my tone is not offensive--quite frankly your tone is you jerk. My father is a gradaute of the US Air Force Academy (and my grandfather is of the Naval Academy) by the way--so quit judging me you idiot. By the way, I could be a doctor if I had wanted to go in that direction--I'll bet you couldn't--you idiot. I graduated from an ivy-undergrad and I have a ivy-MBA...so yes I have a record of high academic achievement (since pre-K). As for a residency, I would do a military residency--you freaking jerk.
Your an idiot. Quit posting dumb crap on here. Next time you better think before you post some $hit like that on here and accuse me of not being patriotic. My father served in Vietnam and my grandfather in WW2. You are a piece of worthless crap.anli wrote:To be honest, I find your tone quite offensive. Honorable men and women put their lives on the line every day, and they do so without your exaggerated sense of entitlement or complaint. If you want the benefits of being a doctor, go be a doctor. That is, if you have the grades in a premed curriculum, a high MCAT, and oh, are willing to trade a prestigious residency for a career in the service. (By the way, most doctors stay because you get a pension at 20 years, so it makes sense to do so.)
To answer your question: the only Reserve component that will pay for your law school is the Army. You would need to do ROTC and get a guaranteed reserve or national guard contract, and the service will pay for 2 years of tuition plus stipend. If you don't get one of the guaranteed reserve duty scholarships (which are quite competitive), you can compete for a regular scholarship (even more competitive) and hope you get assigned to reserve duty (likely). You would need to train as a Reservist during school and attend ROTC training during your summers (this could prove damaging to your 2L firm hopes). You would not be guaranteed a JAG slot, and yes, you would probably deploy at least once.
If you want more information, I suggest you talk to a more knowledgeable source, i.e. a recruiter. If you do end up serving, you really had better learn to chin up and take it, because deployments and risk is what you give in exchange for the respect and financial benefits we citizens give.
If this is not a flame:
Whatever Ivy you went to should be ashamed by the horrid content of that comment; obviously you didn't learn much since you need to revert to name calling to make some kind of bumbling argument. It is also great to see that your family had courage and served, but also depressing to see that you are a sniveling coward who feels entitled to use the military to avoid debt. I am glad that you are looking at the Coast Guard and pray you don't get deployed because your type would never look out for the people around you in a crisis. Frankly, as a veteran who was honored by my state senate for my service; you disgust me.