Monday, October 25, 2010

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

We've been anxiously awaiting several things: bar exam results, our next assignment, and that pesky baby.  Well, we got Jon's next assignment:  the Pentagon.

Ok, civilians, take a sec and get the "Oooo, the Pentagon!"  sentiment out of the way.  It's not as cool as it sounds.

Now, here's the frustrating list of things about all of this:  We specifically asked NOT to go to the Pentagon because JAG had told us that DC was not a good place for me to go.  Granted, there are a lot of lawyers in DC, but most of the military ones are older lawyers, not fresh new JAGs like myself.  We didn't list DC anywhere on Jon's assignment preference sheet, and when we talked to his assignments folks, they assured us that they were working diligently with JAG to find a place where it was likely we could both get stationed (like Florida, Colorado, or the other MILLION places we listed for them).

When I told JAG, they laughed, told me to put down Ft. Meade, MD and Andrews AFB in DC, because those are my only two options, and hopefully I passed the bar and they can get me Andrews.  Jon is also putting in calls to his assignment people to find out what the hell the thought process POSSIBLY could have been here.

Granted, we've been lucky in our assignments and have always gotten what we wanted.  But going from getting your first choice to getting an assignment you didn't even consider, and one that might not put us together is very frustrating.

Will keep everyone updated!

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