Hey all, please have mercy if this has already been answered, but my facts are fairly unique, so brief background: 29 (will be 30 in March), no prior military service, but I did attend a military college in the south. I did not pursue a commission after graduation because (I am asked this ALL the time) my parents were ill, nursed them back to life- I went after a Navy Commish 2 years after graduating, told without a 3.5 GPA, not happening. Went to law school, tried JAG- boards are always cancelled (5% selection rate now). REALLY want to be a Naval officer, recently contacted recruiter about SWO slot (I hate being a lawyer anyway and it's in my blood to be in the Navy). Meeting with him formally next week. I have all my stuff together that I prepared for JAG- transcripts, moto statement, records, etc etc. I have not taken the ASTB but I did score a 96 on the ASVAB, so I don't know if that's even comparable. Undergrad GPA - 2.5 business admin (I know, I know) Law school GPA- T2 school, 3.0 Licensed to practice in 2 states and DC. Practice law now for a year D-1 varsity wrestler A host of community service, volunteer, leadership roles in student gov't both in college and law school, board member of my state's Young Lawyer Division, very active in community, coach, come from military family, etc etc. Essentially, with all the competition out there, me no longer being young (knocking on age waiver's door) and not having a tech degree, should I get my hopes up? For me, it's not about a "bad economy" or an emotional hitch. I'll serve the Navy's needs, of course, but really want to jump ship on SWO. Thoughts?