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    After I finish law school and finish the bar and my training and become a licensed lawyer/barrister I would love to join the military, but I don't know what to choose from, I specialise in commercial law and what I'm looking for is not which one has the better physical training, but which one has the better quality of life, more money and better prestige.

    I want to reach high ranks in the military so which one can grant me more power if I join, from the beginning and the long run.
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    (Original post by Efron)
    After I finish law school and finish the bar and my training and become a licensed lawyer/barrister I would love to join the military, but I don't know what to choose from, I specialise in commercial law and what I'm looking for is not which one has the better physical training, but which one has the better quality of life, more money and better prestige.

    I want to reach high ranks in the military so which one can grant me more power if I join, from the beginning and the long run.
    It's an impossible question to answer. Very very few will have experience of more than one, nobody will have experience of more than 2, so all you're dealing with - on here at least - is anecdotal evidence based on narrow experiences.

    Your second point is... Troubling in the way you come across. What kind of 'power' are you referring to?

    And with regards to your legal training - are you looking to join as a professional lawyer? If so, that greatly changes the game. You don't join the same way 'normal' officers do, you don't get the same experience and you don't have the same paths open to you. But then again, I'm not sure how much a crossover commercial law would have to military life.

    Being so vague about what it is you want it's really quite hard to suggest anything. Each of them have a different style, a different life behind the uniform, and because we don't know you its virtually impossible to suggest which one you'd be suited to - if any.

    Your best bet is to go away and to research the various forces, see what you'd be doing in each, the ways of getting in for someone of your profession. Actually go and visit an RAF station, an Army barracks, an RN and RM port. See which atmosphere suits and works for you.
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    RAF! 100% I have a lot of family in the army past and present and the RAF is the only place where they treat you with any sort of respect. The RAF will support you through any further education you want to do (say if you wanted to study a second degree). It is much easier to go through the ranks in the RAF without being a squaddie first. In the military and marines people don’t respect you as much if you haven’t put the hard graft in and put your life on the line with the rest of them. In the RAF they will welcome you with open arms for going to uni and getting a good degree. Much more interested in the intellectual rather than physical side of things.
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    Why put all that effort into training as a barrister if you're not going to work as one?
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    Why put all that effort into training as a barrister if you're not going to work as one?
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    If you seek power and status, your two obvious routes are: commitment to long-term military career, or barrister specialising in military law, with a view to becoming a QC.
    With the former (the military option), however, I'm not confidant that those who seek power and status are the ones who actually attain that in the long run.
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    (Original post by Efron)
    After I finish law school and finish the bar and my training and become a licensed lawyer/barrister I would love to join the military, but I don't know what to choose from, I specialise in commercial law and what I'm looking for is not which one has the better physical training, but which one has the better quality of life, more money and better prestige.

    I want to reach high ranks in the military so which one can grant me more power if I join, from the beginning and the long run.
    If you’re not a troll, OP, please book a session with a careers adviser. Between this post and your other one about applying to uni it’s clear you are, at best, somewhat misinformed and, at worst, completely delusional about how things work.

    FWIW you won’t get anywhere near any of the armed forces with your current attitude. If you’re talking about what gives you the most money, prestige and power I suggest you think again.
 
 
 
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