News | Nov. 1, 2011

JAG Corps 2020.1

By Vice Adm. James Houck and Rear Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi

The JAG Corps published JAG Corps 2020 five years ago to chart our course for the future of our practice. Today, we are updating our strategic plan with JAG Corps 2020.1 to reflect what we have learned from our experiences over the past five years and where we need to go.

As our Navy continues to be called upon to meet varied and complex challenges, the JAG Corps will remain an integral part of its mission. To meet the legal needs of our commanders and their forces, the JAG Corps must adapt to the future. JAG Corps 2020.1 sets out our mission and long-range strategic vision for the Navy JAG Corps. We defined our three primary practice areas: military justice; operational law/command advice; and support to Sailors and their families. To succeed in these practice areas, we must recruit and retain the right people, prepare our people for success, assign the right people to the right positions, and execute best practices. Our mission has been, and will remain, to provide superb legal solutions to our clients, wherever and whenever required. Through the vision detailed in JAG Corps 2020.1, we will accomplish our current mission and invest in building the future JAG Corps. JAG Corps 2020.1 is now online. Please read the plan closely and discuss it with your leadership, peers and subordinates.