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Would having a bachelors in criminal justice and military experience set me up for a high rank in law enforce?

im getting my bachelors in criminal justice now but im thinking of going into the military as an officer in the marines after i graduate but i eventually want a job in the DEA, FBI, or detective, special agent, investigator, etc. will going into the military really help me in getting to where i want to go for my future?

Asked By: Jill - 2/26/2009
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Your rank comes from earning a promotion. First you have to get your foot in the door. College degree of any type will help even if it is in computers, psychology, accounting. All these things are used in law enforcement. What you need to do is your homework. All of these agencies have websites where your effort... More
Answered By: my2sense 793 - 2/26/2009
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You asked this question earlier. Refer to the answer I gave you then. The answer is still the same.
Answered By: EVOC Instructor - 2/26/2009
 
Cops are uneducated, that is a given!
Answered By: S S - 2/27/2009
 
It will not 'set you up' for a higher rank. You'll have to earn any promotions. Your military service might give you a 'leg up' during the application process, but it won't make you any more likely to be selected over other qualified applicants.
Answered By: Texas Star - 2/27/2009
 
Well for one if you want to work at the federal level military experience is a big plus. Your problem will not be what you can get into but more WHICH agency to pick... More
Answered By: jackson - 2/27/2009
 
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