Army Jag Corps
Army JAG Officers Pool Hall

Immediate Experience

One of the major reasons attorneys choose the Army JAG Corps is the opportunity to gain experience quickly. A JAG Corps Attorney is almost immediately given the responsibility it takes their former classmates years to achieve. What's more, JAG Corps Attorneys are given many continuing legal education opportunities, they receive valuable mentoring from superiors, and they work with talented, dedicated people in service to their country.

Positive Work Environment

An important benefit of the Army JAG Corps is the positive work environment. Unlike some civilian firms, the Army provides a refreshingly supportive atmosphere. Environment is key in the development of JAG Corps Attorneys because alongside more opportunity comes more responsibility. Instead of taking a background role in legal proceedings, you'll be deeply involved in the intricacies of the law. But by no means will you be alone; senior Officers with years of experience will mentor you, offering encouragement and constructive criticism. Your growth as a Soldier-Lawyer is paramount.

Additionally, the Army JAG Corps proudly supports employment equality because diversity is an important part of the Army experience.

Educational Opportunities

Once you're accepted into the JAG Corps, you'll have the chance to expand your legal knowledge and professional growth through many educational opportunities. A few of these include:

  • Continuous Legal Education (CLE)
  • Masters of Laws (Military Law)
  • Masters of Laws (Specialized)
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Special Military Training (including Airborne, Ranger and Air Assault Schools)

Long-term Career opportunities

For JAG Corps Attorneys who decide to extend their tour of duty beyond their four-year commitment, the Army offers a wide array of growth opportunities. With continuing education, JAG Corps Attorneys can achieve varied experience in a number of capacities:

  • Supervisory positions
  • Appellate practice
  • Military judges
  • Teaching