Army Jag Corps
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FEATURES
Army JAG Officers Pool Hall

Benefits

Judge Advocates enter the Corps as Officers and earn a competitive pay grade. They are also eligible for a promotion within the first six to 12 months of their commission, and have access to many educational opportunities and long-term career positions within the Corps.

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LTC Jamison and CPT Hong and CPT Doyle

Requirements

The JAG Corps is highly selective and competitive. Learn about the preliminary qualifications to becoming a Judge Advocate.

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Training

The first step in becoming a Judge Advocate is attending the Officer Basic Course (OBC). OBC consists of two phases: the Direct Commissioned Officer Course (at Fort Benning, Georgia) and a Military Law Phase at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center (TJAGLCS) in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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History

The U.S. Army JAG Corps was founded by George Washington on July 29th, 1775, shortly after he took command of the Continental Army. Since that time, the JAG Corps has played a key role in the events that shape our nation and our world. Read about the rich history of the JAG Corps here.

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