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Army Judge Advocate General Corps

Definition/Scope: (DA Pam 600-3) The mission of The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) is to provide proactive legal support on all issues affecting the Army and the Joint Force, and deliver quality legal services to Soldiers, retirees, and their Families. This legal support encompasses the six core legal disciplines: administrative and civil law, military justice, international and operational law, contract and fiscal law, legal assistance and claims. The JAGC is a special branch of the Army (10 USC 3064) whose duties and functions are discussed in AR 27-1 and FM 27-100. The JAGC consists of the following: (a) General officers serving as The Judge Advocate General (TJAG); The Deputy Judge Advocate General (DJAG); Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations (AJAG/MLO); the Commander, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency (USALSA); the Commander, The Judge Advocate General?s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), Joint Chiefs of Staff Legal Counsel when assigned from the U.S. Army JAGC, Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals (Reserve Component), Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations (AJAG/MLO) (Reserve Component), and Special Assistant to The Judge Advocate General ARNG.


JAG Corps

Broader Terms:

Army branches
Army officer career branches
combat service support branches
functional categories

Narrower Terms:

Trial Defense Service
United States Army Legal Services Agency

Related Terms:

Funded Legal Education Program
JAG officer
legal services
military judge

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