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Welcome to the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps official blog. This page is intended to provide updated information and discussion on the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Please visit our official homepage at jag.navy.mil.

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NAVY JAG COMMUNITY

The Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps provides commanders, Sailors, and Navy families with targeted legal solutions wherever and whenever required to enable effective naval and joint operations.

As a staff office within Navy Secretariat, the Office of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (OJAG’s) primary mission is to support the Judge Advocate General (JAG) in providing legal and policy advice to the Secretary of the Navy. In addition, OJAG supports JAG in advising and assisting the Chief of Naval Operations in formulating and implementing policies and initiatives pertaining to the provision of legal services within the Navy.

The mission of Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) is to provide legal services worldwide to support fleet readiness and effective operation of the military justice system. Within NLSC, Region Legal Service Offices (RLSOs), Defense Service Offices (DSOs) and the Victim Legal Counsel Program have responsibility for providing specified services to meet the NLSC mission within a given geographical area and to perform other such functions or tasks as may be requested or directed by competent authority.

GOVERNING PRINCIPLES

Embody a Warfighting Spirit: We support the Fleet and enable the fight. We understand Navy’s mission and our role in achieving its objectives in everything we do. We are proud to serve as Navy Sailors and legal professionals.

Lead with Character and Integrity: We develop and empower leaders who demonstrate Navy Core Values. Our advice and advocacy emphasizes fundamental fairness and respect for the rule of law.

Stand for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive JAG Community that actively recognizes, respects, and values everyone’s talents, experiences, and skills.

Embrace Accountability: We require critical and transparent self-assessment through introspection and analysis. Our actions are consistent with our fundamental values and foster trust in our community, across the Fleet, and with the American people.

Promote a Culture of Learning: We continuously learn, assess, and share knowledge – to deepen our expertise and provide the highest quality legal services.

Encourage Innovation: We are agile in today’s complex and dynamic operating environment – rapidly leveraging ideas that deliver sustainable improvements across the enterprise.