Judge Advocate General Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Judge Advocate General.

Judge Advocate General (noun)

The Judge Advocate General is high-ranking, senior legal officer who oversees the enforcement and administration of military law within a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, or Air Force). They are responsible for appointing Judge Advocates to perform tasks such as prosecuting in court-martials, and providing regular updates on the progress of these court-martials. This role is commonly abbreviated to 'JAG'.