Learn about JAG (Judge Advocate General):
Each branch of the military has a JAG Corps. The responsibility of JAG is to provide legal services to each branch: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. We have provided links to each department's website to find more information on the history, employment possibilities, benefits, and application process.
Army JAG: Established in 1775 by George Washington, the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps is the oldest law firm in the nation. As a JAG Corps Attorney, you'll gain firsthand experience in the law undefined the kind your classmates only dream about.
Marine Corps Judge Advocate: These officers serve in capacities spanning the Marine Corps’ global operations. Judge Advocates fulfill roles in the courtroom, with Marine Expeditionary Units or Marine Expeditionary Forces, as in-house counsel and serving Marines and Marine families.
Navy JAG: The Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps provides solutions, from a military perspective, to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness.
Air Force JAG: Our JAG Corps mission is a powerful force enabler: we deliver professional, candid, independent counsel and full spectrum legal capabilities to command and the warfighter. The Air Force, like other Services, operates in an increasingly legalistic environment, which demands nothing less than the very best legal capability it can field.
Coast Guard JAG: The Coast Guard legal program delivers high-quality legal advice and support to the people who carry out the varied functions of the Coast Guard to ensure their missions, operations and activities can be achieved within the spirit, as well as the letter, of the law.