Join an elite group of law professionals that provides a full range of legal services to the U.S. Air Force and its people. As a JAG in the Air Force, you will receive specialized training and immediately engage in an exciting, diversified law practice where you will be able to focus on your clients and professional development without the distraction of billable hours.
The experience of practicing law in a military environment is markedly different than in the private sector. An Air Force JAG handles a wide variety of legal issues, including criminal, international, operational, environmental, medical, labor, space and civil law. Initially litigating courts-martial as a prosecutor, you have the potential to become a defense counsel, senior trial counsel or special counsel to victims of crimes. You will also provide counsel on multimillion-dollar contracts, assist deploying Airmen with legal issues and provide critical counsel to Air Force commanders around the world.
In the Air Force, you will serve your country with benefits such as competitive salaries, tax-free housing and food allowances, full comprehensive medical and dental care and 30 days of vacation with pay each year. You’ll also be able to work, travel and live in exciting locations throughout the United States and the world. And if you make a career of Air Force service, you’ll have the option of retirement with pension and benefits after only 20 years. In addition, specialized training courses and continuing legal educational opportunities are abundant and provided at no cost to you. A number of JAGs are even selected every year to return to law school for LL.M.s in specialties like government contracts (procurement), labor law, air and space law, cyber law, international law and environmental law.
To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
• You must be a U.S. citizen.
• You must be less than 35 years of age.
• You must be a graduate of an ABA-approved law school and be admitted to the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory or the District of Columbia.
•You must be willing to travel and relocate.
• You must complete an Air Force medical examination and be medically qualified by the Air Force Surgeon General prior to commissioning.
Selection is competitive, but we consider more than just your grades, law school and LSAT score.
Talk to an Air Force JAG recruiter today.
For more details on becoming a Judge Advocate in the Air Force, contact Major Sean Elameto
at 1-800-JAG-USAF, or for more information on our programs and to download an application, click the Apply Now
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