Im a retired Marine who first set foot upon the yellow footprints at recruit... more
Im a retired Marine who first set foot upon the yellow footprints at recruit training in Parris Island in June 1982. Since then Ive served in both the enlisted and officer ranks. I was a Field Wireman, a Marine Security Guard, an Infantry Squad Leader, an Infantry Officer and, for the last 15 years of my career, a Marine Judge Advocate (a Marine lawyer). I retired in September 2012. I am... view profile
Military law attorneys have experience with The Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is the law that applies to members of the armed forces. These lawyers are often called “JAGs” or Judge Advocate Generals. Military law attorneys prosecute or defend troops court-martialed in cases of discipline or disobedience of a lawful command. For example, if you are an army private and refuse an order, a military trial would be held, with one military law attorney representing the Army (and aiming to prove the disobedience charge), and another military law attorney defending you.