Nearly 1,200 active duty military attorneys, called judge advocates (JAGs), have discovered that service as a commissioned officer in The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) has much to offer. The JAG Corps provides the United States Air Force with all types of legal support. As an officer int he JAG Corps and a practicing attorney, your responsibilities will focus on all legal aspects of military operations including: criminal law, legal assistance, civil and administrative law, labor and employment law, international and operational law, space and cyberspace law, or special victims’ counsel at a court-martial, advising a commander on an international law issue, or helping an Airman with a personal legal matter.
Direct Application Program (DAP)
If you have completed your second year of law school or have completed two-thirds of your degree requirements, you may apply for a direct appointment as a JAG.
- Citizen of the United States of America
- Graduate from an ABA approved law school
- Admitted to practice law in the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory or District of Columbia
- Commission as an officer before the age of 35
- Complete and pass an Air Force medical examination after selection
For more information, read the Air Force JAG Info Sheet.