NROTC and JAG

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  1. Marine4Life

    Marine4Life Member

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    I am asking this question on behalf of a fellow student not currently in NROTC. Is there a process for NROTC students (Navy Option) to go into the JAG Corps? If so, is it a direct process; as in going straight to law school? Or do you have to serve in another field before entering the JAG Corps if commissioning through NROTC college program? Thanks in advance for any insight.
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    I do not know what, if any, opportunities for JAG exist via the NROTC route. The nearest NROTC staff would have the most current information. NROTC's prime mission is to produce officers headed to warfare specialties, not staff corps.

    All the JAGs I know came in via 2 doorways: (1) the majority, attended college and law school on their own, then applied for direct commission as a Navy JAG, and (2), obtained a commission through one of the usual routes (USNA, NROTC, OCS, enlisted commissioning programs), went to a warfare officer community, then applied for a lateral transfer when eligible (very competitive and very few).

    http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/careers/apply.html

    The JAG Corps is not a huge officer community, and usually has no problem getting the numbers they need from direct commission and internal lateral transfer.
     
  3. dunninla

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    NROTC commissions officers into UNRESTRICED billets. Surface Warfare, Aviation, Submarines, Marines, Nursing.

    Restricted billets are the more sexy sounding military careers like medical, dental, law, intelligence/counter intelligence, etc. NROTC does not commission into RESTRICTED billets. From what I've learned, an NROTC grad with perhaps 2-3 years into the 5 year commitment can start asking about transferring into RESTRICTED billets.

    I have read that OCS (Officer Candidate School) DOES allow newly commissioned officers into restricted billets.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Contact your local officer recruiter. Also, different services may approach JAG opportunities differently.
     

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