Army Jag Corps
Army JAG Officers Pool Hall

Immediate Experience

Judge Advocates are often trusted with responsibilities and casework that would take years of experience to obtain in a civilian law firm. They also have access to continuing legal education opportunities and one-on-one mentoring from superiors.

Collaborative Work Environment

The JAG Corps provides attorneys with a supportive atmosphere. Since young Judge Advocates are often trusted with more complicated tasks and more responsibility than their civilian counterparts, counseling from superiors and veteran JAG Corps attorneys is placed as a priority. This allows the Corps to foster an environment of collaboration and constructive criticism that is often absent in civilian firms.

The Army JAG Corps proudly supports employment equality, as diversity is a critical part of the Army experience and a foundational tenet of the Army JAG Corps.

Educational Opportunities

Active duty Judge Advocates will have plenty of chances to further their professional development, including:

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
  • L.L.M.(Military Law)
  • L.L.M. (Specialized)
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Special Military Training (including Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger School)
  • War College

Long term Career opportunities

The JAG Corps offers dozens of professional development opportunities for Judge Advocates who wish to expand their initial four-year active duty service obligation. Some of the current positions available include:

  • Supervisory positions
  • Appellate practice
  • Military judges
  • Teaching