About Navy JAG

Mission Statement

The Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps provides solutions, from a military perspective, to legal issues involving military operations, organization, and personnel, wherever and whenever such solutions are required, with primary focus on operations, accountability, Sailor legal readiness, and Navy legal readiness.

Core Capabilities


Legal issues affecting a commander’s ability to conduct military operations or lead and administer a military force.


Conduct and accountability of military personnel, including maintenance of good order and discipline through military justice advice and services, standards of conduct and ethics, and the investigations leading to accountability decisions.

Sailor Legal Readiness

The most effective and efficient ways to ensure the readiness of military personnel and their families through provision of legal assistance services.

Navy Legal Readiness

Organization and maintenance of the Navy including, but not limited to, recruiting, training, organization, equal opportunity, military rights and benefits, freedom of expression, military personnel promotions, nominations, retirements, claims and litigation.

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