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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006, 09:26:05 PM »
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2006, 09:33:09 PM »
I have an interview next tuesday with JAG for a summer internship...I'll let you guys know what I find out
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2006, 01:08:38 AM »
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2006, 01:53:53 AM »
I am somewhat interested in this as well, depending on debt and such. Army and Air Force promote faster than Navy(6 months), but if you join the Navy after 1L and are commissioned as an Ensign(assuming you're sure you want to do this), you get service credit of two years which will increase your pay more than your Army and AF brethren. Plus, it's only another 6 months later until you're promoted to O-3. Navy JAGs have the opportunity to be deployed on a ship as the legal officer. From what I've heard, you get great perks, as you're automatically a department head. Also, there's less busy work.

I think I'd pick AF if I wanted to be various places around the continental US. Navy means you're in one of the major parts or onboard a ship, and get a cooler uniform IMO. (Hey, you're going to be wearing it most of the day-it might as well look good)

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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2006, 12:22:29 PM »
Army JAGs get three-years service credit, starting as O-2 and typically get promoted to O-3 in about six months. Looks like that might be pretty much the same across the services.

2005 basic pay is $2699/month for 1LTs and $3124/month for CPTs under two years. ROTC commissionees get a bit more.
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2006, 12:46:50 PM »
There's a whole great big full-of-information thread about this somewhere - I'd say search for it.
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2006, 07:19:50 AM »
That service credit is only given for purposes of starting at O-2, which all the services do. Navy promotes 6 months later than AF/Army, and allows you to be commissioned after 1L, building up two years of pay increases for nothing.

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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
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Re: Anyone know anything about JAG?
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2006, 02:48:46 PM »
I was doing some salary calculations and in JAG you actually get a very decent salary.  More than most people would think.  For instance in the Army on a CPTs salary (bc thats what you'll be after 6 months) you make 47,300 not including BAH.  You add on BAH for DC (chosen bc its an area w/ a lot of military ppl)  and you come to a total of 70,448.  Thats also not even taking into account the fact that you're getting taxed way less than non-military workers.  Pretty good.