Join an elite group of law professionals who provide a full range of legal services to the U.S. Air Force and its members. As an Air Force JAG, you will receive specialized training and immediately engage in an exciting, diversified law practice where you will be able to focus on your clients and professional development without the distraction of billable hours.
The experience of practicing law in the military is markedly different than in the private sector. An Air Force JAG handles a wide variety of legal issues, including criminal, international, operational, environmental, medical, labor, space and civil law. Initially, all JAGs litigate courts-martial as a prosecutor. If selected, you have the potential to become a defense counsel, senior trial counsel or special counsel to victims of crimes. You may provide counsel on multimillion-dollar contracts, assist deploying Airmen with legal issues and provide critical counsel to military commanders around the world.
In the Air Force, you will serve your country while receiving benefits such as competitive salaries, tax-free housing and food allowances, full comprehensive medical and dental care for you and your dependents and 30 days of vacation with pay each year. New JAGs are eligible for up to $65,000 of student loan repayment over the course of the first three years of active duty. You?ll also be able to work, travel and live in exciting locations throughout the United States and the world. If you pursue a career of Air Force service, you?ll have the option of retirement with pension and benefits after only 20 years. In addition, specialized training courses and continuing legal educational opportunities are abundant and provided at no cost to you. A number of JAGs are even selected every year to return to law school for LL.M. degrees in specialties like government procurement law, labor law, air and space law, cyber law, international law and environmental law.
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