Black Hat wrote:ScottRiqui wrote:matthewsean85 wrote:Have you read through the Military Law thread yet? That would be a great place to start in getting a feel for just how hard getting a JAG position is (even with military experience). There are plenty of good applicants there that didn't have it work out, to the point where they are still applying for the 4th-5th time and missing.
And please stop trying to school people on how the military runs. You sound immature and make those of us AD and vet types sound like jerks.
Why would one read forums about Jag from people who have done nothing but read other forums? This is the internet equivalent of high school gossip. Why not go straight to the horse (the recruiter) and get the information there?
If you're suggesting that recruiters have all the "good gouge" and are truthful/helpful, I have a bridge to sell you. Read through the "Military Law" thread as suggested - there are a bunch of people in there who are actually applying / waiting for results, not just "reading forums". Some of the first-hand reports from the thread about the number of slots available in the various programs compared to the number of applicants is pretty sobering.
If you want to put on your blinders and dismiss the opinions of the "slimy civilians" outright, that's one thing. But you've got long-term active-duty and retired guys telling you the same thing. At least allow for the possibility that we're not all full of shit, too.