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judge advocate

n. pl. judge advocates
1. A commissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Navy assigned to the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
2. A staff officer serving as legal adviser to a commander.
3. An officer acting as prosecutor at a court-martial.

judge advocate

n, pl judge advocates
(Professions) an officer who superintends proceedings at a military court martial

judge′ ad′vocate



n., pl. judge advocates.
a staff officer designated as legal adviser to a commander and charged with the administration of military justice.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.judge advocate - an officer assigned to the judge advocate generaljudge advocate - an officer assigned to the judge advocate general
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned officer - a military officer holding a commission
2.judge advocate - a staff officer serving as legal adviser to a military commander
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
staff officer - a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff
Translations

judge advocate

n (Mil) → Beisitzer(in) m(f)bei einem Kriegsgericht, Kriegsgerichtsrat m, → Kriegsgerichtsrätin f

judge advocate

n (Brit) (Mil) → magistrato militare
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Darius Davenport graduated from the 158th Judge Advocate Basic Course in 2002 and subsequently served at XVIII Airborne Corps and at TRADOC until leaving active duty in 2006.
The sentence in a court martial is determined through deliberations between the Judge Advocate and the board.
General George Washington founded the US Army JAG Corps on July 29, 1775, with the appointment of William Tudor as the Judge Advocate General.
On September 10, 2011, a memorial ceremony was held in Albany, New York, for Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) William Pohlmann, an Army Reserve Judge Advocate assigned to the 4th Legal Support Organization, USAR, who, on September 11, 2001, was on the seventy-ninth floor of the World Trade Center's South Tower when terrorists attacked America by flying aircraft into the World Trade Center.
Allred served as Auxiliary National Commander in 1989-90 and as National Judge Advocate from 1992 to 2005.
The Judge Advocate ruled that the orders given to Kendall-Smith were lawful.
Applicants must send their requests through command channels, including branch managers at the Army Human Resources Command, with a copy furnished to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Yvonne Caron), 1777 North Kent Street, Rosslyn, VA 22209-2194.
However, the rotation of military personnel among the staff judge advocate offices hampered the continuity of the program.
An Army judge advocate and an accomplished author of several books, as well as of numerous articles dealing with both criminal and international law subjects, Colonel Botch has made the task of reviewing Judge Advocates in Combat an easy one.
The Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps has maintained the Army's laws since 1775 and participated in all the nation's wars.
In 1999, Laura was commissioned into the judge advocate general program.
The Florida National Guard will host the 2000 Judge Advocate General On-Site Conference April 1-2 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Orlando.

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