S. Goodman wrote:Anyone have any idea of the selection rates for the other branches, and what that is looking like for this board? From what I've gathered from reading here the Air Force sounds like the most selective? Also seems that not a lot of people apply for the Marines, and I have no idea in regard to the Navy and Army. Anyone?
I think AR, AF, & CG are still around 9-10% acceptance rate from what I can gather. USN apparently jumped to 24% this past board, I don't expect that stat to hang around long. Their previous boards have been around the same 9-10%
uvandy wrote:Question for those who have applied to several boards with the same branch - Do you use the same/similar motivation statement or draft a new one each time?
I used similar statements, but changed them a good amount. Each branch has its own foci and specialties, and I talked about that. Also, AR & USN give you more space to talk than AF, so I adjusted accordingly.
My motivation for JAG was honestly similar for all 3. But working for AF changed that essay, & having family in AR changed that essay.
MarkusAlan wrote:Hello friends.
I have my first JAG interview of any kind next week. I'm a 2L and am applying for the Navy's SP program. Any idea what to expect? From what I've read it's a pretty structured interview with "job related" questions. Can anyone explain this to me?
definitely explained it well. We were picked up by the same board. I was told after being selected that I interviewed quite well and that pushed me over. (Note: my grades both UG & Law are good, nothing outstanding. This interview
can make your selection in my opinion)
In the interview they had set questions, although they'll certainly change for the new board.
This interview was in my opinion the most interesting. I had a LTCDR and a CPT, who had very different personalities. It made for an interesting, albeit tough interview. I really like military interviews; they're always mind-gamey
I think the best thing you can do is be 100% honest. They will
know if you're not being honest. And be personable and stay loose. As a USN JA, you'll be advising high-ranking CDRs, CPTs, and ADMs. You'll have to be quick but efficient to get the information across. A stilted interview won't convey that. They should see you as a good fit. I think people mistakenly think military commanders are robotic or gruff, when really they're just normal people with senses of humor. They'll appreciate your honest personality.
I stay conversational and relaxed (but always respectful of course). It's just my personality. But you should do you.
I had a AF SJA tell me she would rather take an intelligent candidate who can give you 90% of the answer quickly, over a very smart Harvard grad who takes days to give you 100%.