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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

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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.
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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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9) Other The Judge Advocate Generals (TJAGs) recalled to active duty are: Major General Blanton Winship, recalled to active duty to serve as a member of the military commission that tried the German U-boat saboteurs during World War II; Major General Myron Cramer, recalled to serve as the lone American judge on the Tokyo War Crimes tribunal; and Major General Kenneth Hodson, recalled to serve as the first Chief Judge on the Army Court of Military Review (today's Army Court of Criminal Appeals).
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.

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