Which branch of the military should I join with a criminal justice degree?

I am graduating from college with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Information Technology. I realize the job market is terrible right now and have been considering a career in the military. What options do I have?

Asked By: James - 10/27/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Military Police with Army if you like hard work. Or Security Forces with the Air Force. My uncle is an Air Force officer and it's like your typical 9-5 with pt and a few events on the weekend. Be prepared to give at least 3 plus years active duty.
Answered By: Chris Lee of San Antonio - 10/27/2009
Additional Answers (11)
Military Police
Answered By: Steve M - 10/27/2009
The Army is best for ciminal justice by far. Information tchnology would be best for the Navy though.
Answered By: Smiling Jack - 10/27/2009
Probably Navy
Answered By: Lu - 10/27/2009
whatever you do dont become a military cop. army has Military Police, air force has Security Forces, navy and marines... i dunno. but the air force is the best branch to join. and i assume you would go in to become an officer since you have a degree. be warned, the military stinks though.
Answered By: b_unit - 10/27/2009
Your degree really won't mean a whole lot to them. They'll have you take a standardized test when you enter service, and they will base your career opportunities on the results. You have to obtain above a certain level to be eligible for the good jobs.
Answered By: Jewellebean - 10/27/2009
Because of your major in criminal justice, you'd be better in the Army, either way your MOS will still have to give you training, and because of your college, you'll become and officer (0-1 2Nd Luitenant) no matter what branch you enter
Answered By: Ryu-Kazuki - 10/27/2009
Join the army and put your CJ degree in use with a Intelligence job
Answered By: icanwalk2 - 10/27/2009
If you're into CJ go MP in any branch- they all have them. Go in as an officer, whatever you do.
Answered By: RiskyBiz - 10/27/2009
First of all, don't listen to those who criticize our military. It is very hard work but it is also very rewarding. The military is and always has been what you put into it. If you choose to serve, you can make this observation yourself... More
Answered By: NCOinstructor - 10/27/2009
My husband is a retired marine, two sons in the AF and my dad was a coast guard captain and my sister is retired from the Navy. I can give you some angles. First, decide if you'd like to stick w/in your degree's range...CJ. (My DH also has a CJ degree). You know, you can always try a job with the government, sweetie... More
Answered By: scumbuster! - 10/28/2009
First off, congrats on graduating! The military in the last few years has really done a number on us law enforcement, almost every Army installation you go to these days have "rent-a-cops" working the gates and DOD civilians working the roads. The Marine Corps still has their military doing most of the police as well... More
Answered By: Casey - 10/30/2009
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