Judge Advocate General Corps

It’s not just the strongest law firm. The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps was established in 1775, making it the oldest law firm in the nation. As a JAG attorney and officer, you’ll serve as prosecutor or defense counsel in international, operational, labor, contract, environmental, tort, and administrative law. You’ll provide military, state, and federal legal services for the U.S. Army and its soldiers. You’ll also have immediate experience, handling real cases and significant legal issues.

To become a JAG attorney, you must first pass the Bar Exam after attending an American Bar Association accredited law school. You must also be admitted to practice law before the highest state and federal court. Those who enter the JAG Corps will receive a direct commission as a first lieutenant and will reach the rank of captain within six to nine months.