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  1. "Judge Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great responsibility. As a very young lawyer, I represented clients charged with felonies. I also advised very senior leaders.

    Cons

    You have to accept that Army bases often are not in great locations. Also, the Army moves its lawyers to new locations every three years.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise on keeping lawyers in the same position for more time to develop. Also, the Army should rethink making its attorneys move every 2-3 years. This add unnecessary stressors.


  2. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Attorney in Rock Island, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for the American soldier

    Cons

    Limited resources to accomplish important work

    Advice to Management

    Support independent problem solving


  3. "Legal/ Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly, flexible hours, engaging responsibilities, opportunities for professional growth and a wide range of legal duties to fit any legal passion

    Cons

    Deployments. Deployments are a big factor to consider because attorneys in the army do deploy. Also, the medical care is mediocre


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  5. "Attorney-Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Attorney-Advisor in Fort Knox, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Time off, benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    frequently changing chain of command, preference for military over civilians


  6. "US Army Officer Career"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Attorney in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful professional experience.
    Fantastic salary and benefits package, a package that continues in a vested retirement
    Superb education opportunities and education benefits.
    World travel and outstanding support for families
    Outstanding medical and dental care and installation housing and services.

    Cons

    High operational and deployment requirements.

    Advice to Management

    See above Pros; plus the Army is a great organization that provides superb opportunities for professional and personal growth.


  7. "Ability to travel and meet people"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to obtain training and serve your country

    Cons

    salary is not commensurate with education of soldiers

    Advice to Management

    continue to show support of hard workers so that they are a valuable asset


  8. "Professional expirience for Army JAG Attorneys"

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    Current Employee - JAG Attorney in Fort Eustis, VA
    Current Employee - JAG Attorney in Fort Eustis, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable pay and career. Higher pay than most law jobs (unless you were at the top of your class at a top 10 school)

    Cons

    Big government bureaucracy. Bad living locations. Annoyances of a military environment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay bar dues of JAG Attorneys


  9. "Good opportunities, lots of bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Contract Law Attorney in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Contract Law Attorney in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Structure and job security etc

    Cons

    Stifling bureaucracy and some genuinely unmotivated people


  10. "Worked in consistently more difficult positions with little recognition of personal sacrifice or respect for accomplish."

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    Current Employee - Trial Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Trial Attorney in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security and leave accrual is tops. You have the opportunity to dig in early and lots of access to professional development for the self-motivated. Mission accomplishment can be extremely gratifying. Tremendous breadth of experiences to choose from.

    Cons

    Extreme divide favoring those on the inside track. Work climate heavily dependent on personalities. More concerned on average with appearances than meaningful contributions to overall of health of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Establish career tracks that will allow specialists, upon whom you depend to run your organization, to shine as well as those that "look the part" and educate the regular Army regarding their value.


  11. "Good Experience, Hard on the Family"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility at entry level
    You will work with lots of great people

    Cons

    Hard on the Family
    Lack of commitment to true diversity; most don't understand what diversity means. Most leaders confuse EEO/EO with diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Take a class on diversity