Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates


The military has its own system of laws and courts. Lawyers in the various services Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps administer activities within the military judicial system. They also perform legal research, prosecute and defend court cases, and are judges in military courts. They provide legal services for military personnel and represent the services in civil and international legal matters.

Job Titles

  • Administrative Law Attorney
  • Admiralty Attorney
  • Appellate Counsel
  • Appellate Military Judge
  • Capital Litigator

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