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Tanrael

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Re: Military
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2011, 02:53:11 PM »
I am way late on responding to this, but no worries.  Yes, I am hoping that is the case.  College selection is going to be fairly important though.  Not all yellow ribbon programs are created equal.  Some schoolsare are a free ride and at others the GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon is only a 20% discount at best.

So Chief, I take it that you plan to collect a pension before enrolling? If so that should help make it so that you don't need to take out any loans to cover expenses not covered by GIBill.

Not all of us are officers making big bank.  I am enlisted and making a lot closer to typical PD pay.  With my retirement I should be fairly comfortable.

As I have gotten older 2 or 3 years doesn't seem as long as it used to and it means I won't have any regrets about my GPA.  I will have everything ready, without the risk that a kid right out of college is going to have to take.  Honestly, I think most law students would do well to start preparing that soon.

I'd like to add that not all officers are making big bank.  Contrast these positions with their civilian counterparts and you'll soon realize the disparity.  You know that military service has never been about the money anyway.

I agree that age puts things more into perspective.  I will not enter LS until the 2016 cycle at the age of 41.  When I consider that I will spend at least three of the next five years deployed, returning from deployment, and training to deploy, that time does not seem all that far off.  Besides perspective, you have to keep a long term goal in mind to make it through the difficult times.  LSD provides a great forum for keeping these goals in focus.

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Re: Military
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2011, 07:25:56 PM »
Wanted to say hey, Former Cpl USMC 1998 -2003, Current 1LT WVANG .  Also Current 1L at WVU

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Re: Military
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2011, 09:20:27 AM »
Welcome to LSD.  Good luck to you!
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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2011, 11:34:49 PM »
Cpl, USMC, 2nd FSSG, Camp LeJeune, NC, 1978-1982. Semper fi, brother veterans of all branches (and genders). 

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Re: Military
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2011, 11:36:55 AM »
I did not understand the military law well. Can anyone help me about this.

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Re: Military
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2011, 05:23:38 PM »
I did not understand the military law well. Can anyone help me about this.

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What do you want to know, exactly?

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Re: Military
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2011, 12:04:58 AM »
Didnt notice a military thread out there, so I thought I would start one.  Any military out there??

I am a 1L and I am a 54 years old.

Retired Military Police Specialist
Unites States Army Europe
Ft. Bliss, TX

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Re: Military
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2011, 07:56:50 PM »
why go to lawschool if retired?

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Re: Military
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2011, 09:03:06 PM »
lawyerintraining,

Just because someone is retired from a given career (especially Military), does not mean that someone is interested in spending the rest of their lives playing shuffle board. Also, while receiving a retirement check from the military is nice, for most it does not provide for maintaining much of a lifestyle, for all practical purposes another career is almost required.

Recently I was working with a dual retiree (Police Detective, Military Officer - reservist) who was underway in a new career in Information Security.

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Re: Military
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2011, 07:19:21 PM »
lawyerintraining,

Just because someone is retired from a given career (especially Military), does not mean that someone is interested in spending the rest of their lives playing shuffle board. Also, while receiving a retirement check from the military is nice, for most it does not provide for maintaining much of a lifestyle, for all practical purposes another career is almost required.

Recently I was working with a dual retiree (Police Detective, Military Officer - reservist) who was underway in a new career in Information Security.

And something like that would make sense, but there's a big difference between an extra community college certification and a JD. Time,cost,etc.  I see lots of retired people get jobs as walmart greeters, or excops go work at TSA, but JD seems like a huge investment for a 2nd career is all.