Originally Posted by crease
I know this might be the wrong place to be asking this, but since there's so many people here I thought I'd give it a shot.
Does anyone here have any experience with the military?
I'm beginning to evaluate whether I will decide to enlist after I graduate. Either in JAG or the air force.
I served 4 years 1998-2002 in the Marine Corps. While I don't recommend joining at the present time, you shouldn't have too much to worry, especially if you're looking to go law. Specialized degrees are not treated the same as someone with a degree in business. People who are equipped to practice law or medicine on the outside, are likely going to be placed in the same field.
I would likely choose the Airforce over the Navy, however they tend to be a bit more selective on the officer side, due to high retention.
1. Well taken care of (benefits), especially from the officer side. Everything is paid, or given an allowance for.
2. You could retire, receive an outstanding pension, and still go on to work in the civilian sector before reaching the age 50.
!. The government owns you.
Neither the Navy or AF would have you in combat, especially given your interest in practicing law, so that shouldn't be a concern.