Army JAG Corps Option

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  1. reesc

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    I'm a college sophomore enrolled in a national guard SMP program within my state. I'm not committed to serving with the Guard since I haven't taken the Guard's 100 percent scholarship and I still plan on competing for active duty. I would love to go JAG corps but I know how incredibly competitive it is to do that in an active duty slot. My question is this; if I commit to the Guard and decide to become a Guard officer, will the National Guard allow me to go to law school (assuming I am accepted to a solid law school) and help me financially? Getting a JD is a priority for me for both my service and post-service career so I'd really like to go to law school and serve my country at the same time. Will going Guard facilitate this dream easier than trying to go active duty?
     
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    Blog about JAG; Link

    Looks like about 30 of the 32 ROTC Cadets that requested Educational Delay for JAG got it,Link (pg 21, 27)

    Army JAG Recruiting site Link
     
  3. gojack

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    Just not much info out there on JAG, from what I can tell you will get
    no financial support from either the Army or NG to go to Law school.
    There is a extremely competitive Army program to have the Army pay
    for law school after serving several yrs AD. (limited to about 15/yr)

    Appears to be the 2 most reasonable choices are;

    A) Apply for educational delay, pay your way through law school then compete for a JAG slot

    B) Go AR/NG and pay your way through law school, apply for JAG slot.

    If you were my kid, I would suggest plan B unless you are a stellar student,
    JAG looks incredibly competitive, only the top 15% get selected. Link

    I am no expert here, I suggest you track down some JAG recruiters,
    call them up and chat...
    Try the larger state NG's (TX, CA, FL, NY, etc)
    Here are the contacts I could find;

    JAG Recruiting Facebook

    An Army JAG recruiter Here
    More

    Texas NG JAG recruiting
     

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