Army Jag Corps
JAG conversation
Army JAG Officers Pool Hall


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


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

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CPT Fisher and witness


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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Army JAG lawyer writing briefing notes


George Washington founded the U.S. Army JAG Corps 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 the nation and the world.

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