thanks i'm bascially faced with a dilemma of either serving as a private for 2 years, or as an officer for 3, and (I'm Korean by the way) it's compulsory so I have to go... i graduated this past may in the states with a 3.3 gpa and have yet to take the lsat (latest score was cancelled) and "expect" a score in the low 170s... so i'm wondering wheher I should wait out on the application process since i hear that a few years of work experience can help offset a relatively low gpa (given that i do well on lsats)... or just apply this december (which i hear is bad cuz over half of the seatings at most law schools are full by then) if i do serve in the military, i'm either gonna be a 'translating(?)' officer or a private in the Korean Augmentation Troops to the US Army stationed in Korea... OR i can work in the defense industry as a software engineer for 2 years in lieu of active duty... which option u guys think is best??
I was in the Marine Corps Reserves for 8 years. 2.5 years of that was spent on active duty. Every bit of that experience ended up being valuable to me, from recruit training, to tech school, through OCS. You can't go wrong with any of it. Especially these days, people will recognize the sacrafice you made, and the training will significantly improve your focus and discipline in the classroom. You'll have a natural edge over most of your peers, who will seem whiny and undisciplined to you.