Assistant Judge Advocate General, Military Law (Code 02)


The Assistant Judge Advocates General (AJAG) is assigned functional areas of responsibility. In order of precedence established by the Judge Advocate General (JAG,) when neither the JAG nor the Deputy Judge Advocate General (DJAG) is able to perform the duties of the JAG, the senior most AJAG will perform the duties of the JAG.

The AJAG has primary supervisory responsibility for the performance of the JAG’s statutory duties in all military justice and related matters as authorized in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (10 U.S.C. §§ 801-946), the Manual for Courts-Martial, and the JAG Manual (JAGINST 5800.7C).


As Assistant Judge Advocate General-Military Law (AJAG) (Code 02), supervises OJAG division director responsible for criminal law policy (Code 20); serves as chairman, Judicial Screening Board; serves as member, OJAG Ethics Committee; coordinates administrative matters with the Chief Judge, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary (Code 05) and the Chief Judge, Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) (Code 07).

As Officer in Charge, Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Review Activity (OIC, Namara) (Code 04), supervises the Administrative Support Division (Code 40), Appellate Defense Division (Code 45), and Appellate Government Division (Code 46).

Contact the AJAG, Military Law

Mailing Address:
AJAG, Military Law (Code 02)
1254 Charles Morris St., SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5047
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (202) 685-7053
DSN: 325-7053
0730 – 1700
Monday – Friday