Officer Accessions
JAG Corps – Expertise and Determination

The New York Army National Guard Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps

Consider the following:

  • JOIN THE NATION'S OLDEST LAW FIRM. You'll cover a wide-range of practices that ranges from military justice to international law - both in the U.S. and abroad. And you won't be clerking for years before you step into court; expect to be first seat at hearings within weeks after being commissioned.
    • Support Soldiers and their families by preparing wills and other estate documents.
    • Represent the Army or defend Soldiers in disciplinary hearings.
    • Advise commanders and law enforcement agents on criminal matters.
    • Obtain free continuing legal education credits by attending classes at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    • Meet and work with lawyers and judges from all over the state and country.
    • Learn international and operational law as we help developing nations.
  • DIRECT COMMISSIONING AS A FIRST LIEUTENANT. You are eligible to become an officer in the Army National Guard and can become a captain within months after completing your officer basic course.
  • EARN EXCELLENT PAY FOR PART-TIME WORK. This includes pay for attending one weekend of training per month and two weeks of annual training - a total of 39 days per year - plus, Judge Advocate Officers are eligible for a $10K bonus (If applicable) upon appointment.
  • RETIREMENT. You will be enrolled in a retirement plan that, providing you serve 20 years, will give you a pension beginning at age 60.
  • SERVICE. Most importantly, you can take pride in the fact that you are serving your country and community by providing legal services and counsel to those who defend our nation.