Judge Advocate General

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judge advocate general (J.A.G.)

n. a military officer who advises the government on courts-martial and administers the conduct of courts-martial. The officers who are judge advocates and counsel assigned to the accused come from the office of the judge advocate general or appointed by it to work certain court-martials. (See: court-martial, judge advocate)

Judge Advocate General (JAG)

in matters of martial or military law, the Judge Advocate General's department advises the government on matters of such law and reviews the conduct of courts martial. He will appoint barristers as Judge Advocates to sit in courts martial.
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Babbitt was the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Civil Law when he retired in 1973.
who would later be promoted to major general and serve as The Assistant Judge Advocate General from 1997 to 2001, was also a member of this class.
Ornelaz, center, seen here with mother Joan and dad Ben Ornelaz, has been assigned to a post as an assistant judge advocate in the Air Force's office of the judge advocate general.
Lehman served almost ten years on active duty as a Judge Advocate General in the United States Air Force.
Ward, (1) the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, in a ceremony on 21 February 1957.
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Overholt, The Judge Advocate General (TJAG), announced that the Corps had joined the Army's new regimental system.
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Coady served as a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps (J.
Brannon, who served as The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) from 1950 to 1954, is perhaps the most noteworthy.
In one brief filed before the Supreme Court, two retired admirals, both judge advocate generals, and a former Marine general warned: "It increases the likelihood that foreign authorities holding American captives will decide to ignore the Geneva Conventions entirely.
Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps, he holds a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and a J.