Originally Posted by Wreckem
These days its tougher to land a JAG appointment than it is to snag a Big Law($160k+) job. Selection rates are ridiculously low and certain branches sometimes have boards were they don't select anyone.
Yup, since I've been in the Army the past 4 years I've seen us go from a flood of new JAG officers to a trickle. The standards for being picked up have skyrocketed, as they have with Officer Candidate School. The economy is mostly to blame, along with law schools churning out way too many lawyers.
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