I am a strong energetic man, student at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a school that is popularly known for diligence of its students, and I am writing this personal statement in hope of joining U.S. Army JAG Corps in your esteemed military camp. Such career, I believe, is indispensible for my future fulfillment of my dream and will benefit me for the rest of my life.
I believe a better life especially as a U.S Army JAG Corp is all about working hard and aiming high. When I lastly made a decision of joining Western Illinois University in August 2006 to pursue Bachelor of Arts and Science in Political Science, US Army JAG Corp was one of the best careers I needed to try and attained my full potential. In the United States competition is so steep that if someone losses his career goal especially to join US Army JAG Corp he or she may miss a chance of joining any other better career in the United States of America. In my case, I have managed to join United States Navy in 1996-1998 where I participated in the Presidential Guard. However, I had always dream of joining US Army JAG Corp. The reflection of my work when I was a United States Navy, reminded me of what someone once said, that; people know the kind of a person you just know by what you have done but you know who you are by what you are capable of doing. With my tremendous confidence and efforts, I improved my career skills when I was in the Washington as a United States Navy. I even got more motivated especially to join Thomas M Cooley Law School.
After entering Western Illinois University in 2006, I chose to take Political Science as my major because I was very interested and long been attracted to that specific area. As a student in Thomas, M. Cooley School of Law pursuing Juris Doctors Degree, I have chances and opportunities to access most developed experiment equipment and learned many advanced ways, making me more interested with the field of politics and laws. In this particular School of Law, I have worked very hard through the past three years, and have build up a well-rounded background not only in Political Science but also in areas related to laws.
As well as a student in Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, I have also been working as Law Clerk Dowd and Dowd Limited. My main duty as a Law Clerk is to conduct legal research and prepare memoranda for partners. Moreover, I have a role of drafting successful opposition response to motion mainly for summary judgment. I have also attended oral arguments, depositions, and case managements. I have had several opportunities to interact with witnesses and attorneys. My perfection in this particular field upheld my motivation to join Western Illinois University to pursue Political Science.
Nonetheless, understanding that practice experience and research skills are necessary for successful US Army, I decided to join Dowd and Dowd Limited and also Thomas M. Cooley School of Law to pursue laws. My knowledge, skills and experience in United States Navy, Political Science and Laws were not the only motivating factors that motivated me to join US Army but also my desire and dream. However, my experience in the United States Navy is the major motivating factor that has constantly inspired me to join US Army JAG Corps.
Besides conducting legal research and preparing memoranda for partners in Dowd and Dowd Limited, I have also participated in other social activities such as drafting all contracts used by the company, developed and managed a Department of Energy project for a fortune 100 clients and attained contract compliance for not less than 200 sub-contractors. My capabilities, especially in communicating skills and organizing, have been strengthen further through my responsibilities and roles as one of the active participants in the United State Navy, Where I organized the major volunteer activities, for example the planning and estimation of multi-million dollar government projects, calculation of man-hours for each phase of projects, managed a grew of nearly 35 people, and became a director of Battalion level physical training. The experience I attained while I was the director of Battalion level physical training helped me improve my practice and theories, as well as gain a sense of maturity and responsibility. Realizing some limitation of my current scope of knowledge, I felt quite anxious to join Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
In conclusion, it is my intention to get the best possible experience, and, of course the skills and knowledge that I need to obtain my goals of life. For this reason, I deeply believe that my choice to join US Army JAG Corp at your institution is the best decision that I will make, therefore your positive consideration of my application will greatly be appreciated.