Legal Administrators

Military Career

General Information

Description

Legal administrators coordinate, direct, assist, and advise leaders in matters of military justice administration and the provision of legal services. They initiate personnel investigations and disciplinary actions. They also provide administrative and technical assistance in courts-martial, investigations, administrative boards, and personal affairs.

Work Environment

Legal administrators normally work in offices on military bases or aboard ships.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Legal Administrators in the Military

7,791

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Salary

Average Salary

$125,496

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Education

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for legal administrators primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments.  Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.  

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