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The Judge Advocate Generalís Corps In-service Procurement Program (JAGC IPP) provides a pathway to commission as a JAG Corps officer for active-duty, enlisted Sailors. Some JAGC IPP selectees may have the opportunity to train to complete a Juris Doctor (JD). Applicants may apply as either a Direct Commission Applicant or a Funded Legal Education Training Applicant.

Who Is Eligible

To be eligible for appointment in the Navy JAG Corps In-service Procurement Program as a Direct Commission Applicant OR a Funded Legal Education Training Applicant, you must:

(a) be a United States citizen;
(b) be at least 21 years old and be able to complete 20 years of active-duty commissioned service prior to your 62nd birthday;
(c) be an active-duty enlisted sailor, or Navy Full-Time Support, and be in paygrade E-5, E-6, or E-7 and have served on active duty for not less than two, and not more than 10, years;
(d) be of good moral character and have no record of disciplinary action under the UCMJ, Article 15, no court-martial convictions, no civilian felony convictions, and no convictions by any civil court for misdemeanors (except minor ($300 or less fine) traffic violations) within three years preceding 1 October of the fiscal year in which the selection board is held;
(e) hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
(f) meet the physical requirements for commission in the Navy;
(g) have taken the LSAT.

Additional Requirements for JAG IPP Direct Commission Applicants
In addition to requirements (a)-(g), to apply as a Direct Commission Applicant you must also: (1) be a graduate of a law school fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA); (2) be admitted to practice before a Federal Court, the highest court of a State, Territory or Commonwealth or the District of Columbia.

Additional Requirements for JAG IPP Funded Legal Education Training Applicants
In addition to requirements (a)-(g), to apply as a Funded Legal Education Training Applicant you must also: (1) take the LSAT and apply to law school. For more details, go to Program Authorization 111A.

  How it Works

JAGC IPP Funded Legal Education Training selectees will remain on active-duty, with pay and benefits, while attending law school and completing the bar examination. Obligated service is two full years for each year or part thereof in the program, in addition to any other obligation, which the individual has incurred.

For further details, please refer to the implementing guidance, Program Authorization 111A, and the most recent Navy administrative message (NAVADMIN).

  Application Deadlines

The FY-17 JAGC IPP selection board has adjourned and those selected have been notified. Applications for the FY-18 JAGC IPP must be postmarked no later than 1 December 2017. Refer to NAVADMIN 169/17 for more information.

  Application Process

Please look for an annual (NAVADMIN) announcing the deadline and application procedures for the JAGC IPP board each year. Prior to submitting their application, IPP applicants are required to schedule a structured interview with two JAG Corps officers. This requirement is separate from and in addition to the required command interview. Instructions for scheduling a structured interview are here. If you have any additional questions, please Contact Us.

JAGC IPP Application Instructions FY-18

JAGC IPP Application Check List FY-18

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