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judge advocate general

n. pl. judge advocates general or judge advocate generals Abbr. JAG
The chief legal officer of a branch of the US armed forces.

judge advocate general

n, pl judge advocates general or judge advocate generals
(Law) the civil adviser to the Crown on matters relating to courts martial and on military law generally

judge` ad′vocate gen′eral



n., pl. judge advocates general, judge advocate generals.
the chief legal officer of an army, navy, or air force.
[1860–65]

judge advocate general

The senior legal officer in a branch of the United States armed forces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.judge advocate general - the senior legal advisor to a branch of the militaryjudge advocate general - the senior legal advisor to a branch of the military
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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
commissioned officer - a military officer holding a commission
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'After law school I did work as a federal agent until I re-enlisted in the Air Force as a judge advocate general."
General George Washington founded the US Army JAG Corps on July 29, 1775, with the appointment of William Tudor as the Judge Advocate General. The Army Judge Advocate General's Corps is the oldest of the judge advocate communities in the US armed forces, as well as the oldest "law firm" in the United States.
Michel Drapeau responds: It is encouraging to have confirmation, in writing, from the Office of the Judge Advocate General, that "[under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Forces members serving abroad have exactly the same rights to legal counsel as any other Canadian citizen." On this point we should all be extremely delighted, as it appears changes must be on the horizon within the Forces.
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(2) Shortly thereafter, he joined the Judge Advocate General's Department.
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.
During the next two days, the working group reviewed laws with senior Afghan leaders, including the Judge Advocate General and Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Afghan National Army.
Judge Advocate General Paul Camp stopped the proceedings permanently on Monday evening, Mr McKay said.
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