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Why JAG

Practice What You've Learned

  • Enjoy immediate responsibility - Unlike many junior lawyers in private firms who spend their early years conducting research, as a Navy judge advocate you will be involved in real-world legal experience from the moment you enter the Navy JAG Corps.
  • Practice worldwide - Take one bar examination and get the chance to practice across the globe.

Find Purpose

  • Make a difference in the world - As a Navy judge advocate, you see the results of what you do and how your work has a direct impact on people and nations.
  • Provide humanitarian assistance - Find fulfillment by assisting those in need and helping to lessen their hardships.
  • Support your nation - With the Navy JAG Corps you'll contribute to setting the legal bar for the U.S. and the world, making our country safer and stronger.

Live An Adventure

  • Do something you never imagined - With the Navy JAG Corps you'll have the opportunity to litigate all types of cases, experience a variety of training, travel to all sorts of destinations, and meet all kinds of people.
  • Take the plunge - As a Navy judge advocate you'll have the opportunity to discover the world by traveling, serving aboard ships, living overseas, and practicing in areas you never thought you could.

Be A Lawyer, Be A Naval Officer

  • Join an elite group - Being a Navy judge advocate is a sought-after experience which brings valuable professional distinction to your resume, whether you join for a few years or for an entire career.
  • Become a better lawyer and leader - Navy JAG Corps training and experience will enhance both your professional and personal growth.
  • Take pride in being a naval officer - Becoming a Navy judge advocate brings qualities such as self-confidence, team focus, and sense of purpose.
  • Live up to the finest traditions of the U.S. Navy - Meet the challenges inherent in adhering to the Navy core values of honor, courage, and commitment.

Enjoy Life

  • Join a family - The Navy JAG Corps offers an outstanding work environment where experience and camaraderie form lasting bonds. From mentors to shipmates, support is there when and where you need it.
  • Live life to the fullest - The Navy promotes a culture where family, friends, leisure, fitness, and work are all part of an officer's life and well-being.
  • Take time - With the Navy JAG Corps you will work hard but with 30 days of paid vacation a year, you are encouraged to make time for yourself.
  • Cultivate a sound mind in a sound body - The Navy encourages exercise as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and fitness is a part of our life.

Get Covered

  • Enjoy competitive compensation - When salary, tax-free benefits, and all peripheral assistance are added into the equation, the result is a competitive package.
  • School loan assistance - Repay your school debt with incentive pay after passing certain career milestones.
  • Take advantage of outstanding benefits - Health care, dental care, 30 days of paid vacation, and a generous retirement plan are just some of the benefits available to you.
  • Cover your family - You can enroll your family members in the Navy's health and dental insurance.
  • You can depend on us - The Navy JAG Corps offers government job stability and healthcare for life once retired from the Navy.

Keep Growing

  • Kick start your career - Whether you join for four years or for life, the breadth of experience gained with the Navy JAG Corps makes you more knowledgeable and extremely marketable for future employment possibilities.
  • Challenge yourself - Multiple practice areas, as well as development and educational opportunities, are made available to you as you grow in the Navy JAG Corps community.