As for JAG, good recommendation. A top 10 school will undoubtedly help. However, keep in mind that JAG positions are extremely competitive right now. This is not a refuge for people with no other options. I wouldn't say it's as competitive as biglaw, but probably on par with trying to get a federal position.
Not to burst the OP's bubble (I would still apply), however, I don't believe that attending a top 10 school - in itself - will help too much with JAG. It is my understanding that JAG typically selects the top performers at any given law school, regardless of the school's rank. I believe JAG prepares a document every year showing the respective schools of its hired classes. From what I recall, regional schools fared quite well in the selection process.
Nevertheless, the economy does seem to be picking up for entry-level and lateral hiring.