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Army Education Corps – the Judge Advocate General’s Branch

By Staff Panel | May 19th, 2019 | Print this news
Army Education Corps – the Judge Advocate General’s Branch

The Corps of the Military Judge Advocate General (JAG) was set up to ensure a smooth judicial system for personnel serving the Bangladeshi Army. Its practitioners, referred to as Judge Advocates, are licensed attorneys qualified to represent the Army and Army Soldiers in military legal matters.

Judge Advocates are often tasked with representing Soldiers during courts-martial, but the JAG Corps actually encompasses a wide range of legal disciplines, including civil litigation, tort claims, labor law, and international law.

The areas of practice available to Judge Advocates rivals what most civilian law schools and firms provide, which makes the JAG Corps an excellent venue for young attorneys to gain experience in a competitive legal field.

Judge Advocates have the option of serving as full-time legal practitioners on active duty, or as members of the Bangladesh Army Reserve. Being a part of the JAG Corps offers you the opportunity to serve the Bangladesh as a member of the Judicial Branch and a champion of justice.

Benefits

Judge Advocates enter the Corps as Officers and earn a competitive pay grade. They are also eligible for a promotion within the first six to 12 months of their commission, and have access to many educational opportunities and long-term career positions within the Corps.

JAG Requirements

Entry into the JAG Corps is extremely competitive. The Bangladesh Army is currently accepting only the highest legal talent, and academic standards are very strict. In addition to academics, applicants are expected to exhibit the leadership qualities befitting an officer in service to his or her country.

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