Careers with the Judge Advocate General
In 1775, President George Washington established the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG Officer), making it the oldest law firm in the United States. Today there are several JAG officers in the Indiana Army National Guard who not only protect our rights and laws, but also advise and defend our Soldiers. With retirements and normal attrition we constantly seek qualified applicants to serve in the JAG Corps. We offer a unique challenge and the opportunity to be part of something bigger than you. Our part-time positions include high-quality pay and benefits to include low cost health care.
JAG Corps officers investigate, prosecute and defend those charged with crimes in the military, provide legal advice for Soldiers and work with international contracts. As an officer in the JAG Corps and a practicing attorney or judge, your responsibilities will cover a wide range of practices including military law, criminal prosecution, international law and legal assistance, both in the U.S. and abroad. The JAG Corps deals in all the same areas of law as civilian practices, making the transition to a civilian legal career effortless. You'll be able to have varied and developmental practice opportunities during your JAG career, to include:
In order to become a JAG officer, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
Have graduated from an ABA-approved law school Been admitted to the Bar and serve in the National Guard of the same state Be mentally and physically fit Be of good moral standing and character Receive a security clearance
- Be able to serve 20 years of active commissioned service before reaching age 62
Last updated April 8, 2013