Become a Navy Legalman


The JAG Corps selects, develops, and retains a diverse force of mature, intelligent, and challenge-seeking Sailors to become Navy Legalmen. Legalmen possess knowledge and expertise in military and civilian law, which qualifies them to perform paralegal duties under the supervision of an attorney. Legalmen work in a variety of assignments, including Defense Service Offices, Region Legal Service Offices, Staff Judge Advocate Offices, and operational commands afloat and ashore. Experienced Legalmen may be detailed to independent duty assignments at a variety of sea and shore commands.

In order to become a Navy Legalman, you must currently be serving in the Navy at a paygrade of E-3, E-4 or E-5. In addition, you must have less than 10 years of active service. JAG Instruction 1440.1F explains all eligibility requirements and the details on how to apply to become a Legalman.