Judge Advocate General

Judge Advocate General

  • Guide on of the JAG office

The Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Army is the legal arm of the U.S. Army. It is composed of Army officers who are also lawyers and who provide legal services to the Army at all levels of command, and also includes legal administrative warrant officers, paralegal noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted personnel.

 

The judge advocates occupying the staff judge advocate (SJA) serve on the special or personal staff to general officers in command and who are general court-martial convening authorities. Staff Judge Advocates advise commanders on the full range of legal matters encountered in government legal practice and provide advice on courts-martial as required by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.