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    Re: Army JAG (Active Duty and National Guard)

    Originally posted by OCScandidate
    Thank you sir,

    It looks like they don't give you the three years for the JD if you have 3 years commissioned service (it's like double dipping I think), so if it takes 3 years to complete and pass the bar, I'll have 5 years of commisioned service which puts me in the 1LT realm in their terms. I'm not sure if taking my time or at least waiting until the 7th year would be a wiser decision or if they'll take me as a CPT if I'm already a CPT. I emailed the Major on Jagcnet but haven't gotten a response. It's still years away, so it's nothing urgent...
    I recommend that you make your decision on the long-term view, even if that means a short-term sacrifice. If you want to serve as a JAG, then go for it. If not, then serve in your basic branch capacity. I know of two civilian lawyers just in my command who serve as basic branch officers, because they want to do something different in their military careers.