Online Courses


THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S LEGAL CENTER & SCHOOL

Scope:This course prepares Army Reserve and National Guard judge advocates to be field grade leaders prepared for increasingly complex legal practice in the JAGC core competencies upon mobilization for service as an Active Duty member of the Total Force. This course is a blended course conducted in two phases.

Phase I (Online): Phase I is an online nonresident course administered by the Educational Technology Distributed Learning Division on JAG University (JAGU). Phase I consists of approximately 75 credit hours of online instruction from the School's four academic departments--Administrative & Civil Law, Contract & Fiscal Law, Criminal Law, and National Security Law. Students must complete Phase I before they are eligible to attend Phase II.

Phase II (Resident): Phase II is a two-week resident course conducted each December at TJAGLCS. Phase II builds on the instruction presented during Phase I. It serves as the final phase of the JAOAC for Army Reserve and National Guard judge advocates.

PREREQUISITES:
Phase I: Army Reserve and Army National Guard judge advocates who have successfully completed the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course (JAOBC) and the Judge Advocate Tactical Staff Officer Course (JATSOC). Prior to enrollment in Phase I, a student must have obtained the rank of CPT and have completed two years of service since completion of JAOBC. The requirement to have obtained two years of service post-JAOBC service may be waived if the student meets the eligibility requirements for the waiver under TJAGSA Circular No. 351-10.
 
Phase II: Army Reserve and Army National Guard Judge Advocates in the rank of captain and major who have completed Phase I (online) by 1 October of the year of Phase II attendance. Prior to arrival at Phase II, students must have successfully completed the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and Army Height-Weight Screening within 90 days of the start date of Phase II. Students are also required to pass an APFT and height/weight screening during the Phase II course to graduate. Students with temporary profiles (unless deployment or pregnancy related) limiting their ability to perform any event of the APFT and/or height/weight screening are not qualified to attend the course.

REGISTRATION:
Phase I: Eligible judge advocates may register for Phase I (online) by going to the JAGU home page (https://jagu.army.mil), finding the 'Enrollment' tab, and then clicking 'JAOAC Phase I.' Follow the instructions there.

Phase II: Judge advocates who have successfully completed Phase I should contact the appropriate point of contact for Phase II ATRRS enrollment:


Scope: The Judge Advocate Tactical Staff Officer Course (JATSOC) is designed to familiarize judge advocates with the staff officer skills necessary to function effectively as part of a tactical-level staff. It is mandatory for all new judge advocates graduating from the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, and for legal administrators graduating for the Warrant Officer Basic Course. The course consists of 8 lessons totaling 20 hours of online instruction, covering the following topics: Army Doctrine, Army Organization, Brigade Combat Team Staff Organization and Responsibilities, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Military Decision Making, Joint Operations, Military Briefings, and Operation Terms and Graphics. Students must complete the course within two years. An elective version of the course is available for self-development but does not contain exams or fulfill the mandatory course requirement.

Course Number512-27D30-DL

Course Hours: 55

Scope:APCC consist of five modules and 29 lessons. In this course students gain a solid foundation in the law and paralegal profession through an interactive online learning platform focusing on effective legal writing, client services, administrative law, Military Justice, and Fiscal Law. APCC provides knowledge that increase critical reasoning skills and aids creative thinking skill. This course bridges the learning gap between a paralegals Advanced Individual Training and Advance Leaders Training. The course cover the following topics: effective military writing, writing fundamentals, elements of effective writing, writing in active voice, principles of writing, research and planning, the writing process, writing a draft, applying formatting, revision and proof reading, legal assistance, Service member Civil Relief Act, estate planning, family support, AR 15-6 investigations, line of duty investigations, overview of Military Justice, basic of Non Judicial punishments, summary court Martial, prepare a charge sheet, article 34, UCMJ and pretrial advice, discovery and production, administrative separations, overview of the Law of armed conflict, rules for the use of force, and fiscal law overview.

Course Type:Functional. Courses listed in ATRRS are authorized promotion points at the rate of four promotion points per week (defined as 40 training hours) of military training. Students must contact their S1/G1 to update promotion point worksheet. Courses may take up to 12 days to populate from the date of course completion to the automated promotion point worksheet for promotion points. The Soldier must have record of full course completion and the total credit hours for the entire course will be divided by five to determine promotion points. No points will be awarded for sub-course completion.
ERB/ARB updates adding APCC are made through eMILPO (RA) or USAR systems. TDD is currently working with TRADOC to add the course in eMILPO and USAR systems.

When (Course start/end dates):Students may enroll into the course at any time. Once enrolled, students have 60 days to complete the entire course.

Phase:No Phase

POC Information:MSG Ericca Cole, ericca.o.cole.mil@mail.mil, Office: (434) 971-3223, Distance Learning Instructor/Developer, Training Developments Directorate, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School, 600 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Who (Prerequisites):Successfully completed Advance Individual Training (AIT), and served in the unit a minimum of one year after completion of AIT. Sergeant First Class and promotable Staff Sergeant that re-class into the MOS27D, may take this course after the completion of AIT. Soldier must not be flagged for failure to meet height/weight and/or Army Physical Fitness Test standards to attend training.

Registration/Enrollment: To self-enroll in APCC students use ATRRS website via https://www.atrrs.army.mil/ and click on COURSE CATALOG, then type in the COURSE NUMBER box "512-27D40-DL" (without the quotation marks), and click on SEARCH THE ATRRS COURSE CATALOG. A new page will load, click on the COURSE number, it is a hyperlink (it is underlined) and a new page will load with available class dates. In the far left column, the word REGISTER next to available class numbers and dates. Next to whichever class you would like to register for simply click on the word REGISTER, it is a hyperlink (it is underlined). Students are required to login using a CAC. Once logged in, students must update their unit information and the rest is self-explanatory. It may take up to 48 hours for enrollments to process from ATRRS to JAGU. If students experience any issues with enrollment, they should submit a support desk ticket through JAGU. To access the support desk and the course, log directly into JAGU (preferably using Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers) at https://jagu.army.mil.

Special Information:For additional APCC information go to Information for School 681 on ATTRS, contact the Training Developments Directorate (TDD), at (434) 971-3223, DSN 521.

Course Number 512-27D40-DL

Course Hours: 55

Scope: NSL-P provides paralegal Noncommissioned Officers with knowledge and understanding of a full spectrum of National Security Law in an innovative distance learning environment focusing on legal concepts, analysis, and application. NSL-P cover the following topics: law of armed conflict, non-international armed conflict, legal basis for the use of force, rules of engagement, peace keeping; Noncombatant evacuation operations, dislocated civilians, Intelligence and interrogation operations, cyber and space operation, foreign claims, domestic operation, fiscal law, Army operations, and targeting.

Course Type: Functional. Courses listed in ATRRS are authorized promotion points at the rate of four promotion points per week (defined as 40 training hours) of military training. Students must contact their S1/G1 to update promotion point worksheet. Courses may take up to 12 days to populate from the date of course completion to the automated promotion point worksheet for promotion points. The Soldier must have record of full course completion and the total credit hours for the entire course will be divided by five to determine promotion points. No points will be awarded for sub-course completion.
ERB/ARB updates adding NSL-P are made through eMILPO (RA) or USAR systems. TDD is currently working with TRADOC to add the course in eMILPO and USAR systems.

When (Course start/end dates): Students may enroll into the course at any time. Once enrolled, students have 60 days to complete the entire course.

Phase: No Phase

POC Information: MSG Ericca Cole, ericca.o.cole.mil@mail.mil, Office: (434) 971-3223, Distance Learning Instructor/Developer, Training Developments Directorate, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School, 600 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Who (Prerequisites): Successfully completed Advance Individual Training (AIT). Serve in an operational law position and or deploying. The course prepares skill level 2 and 3 paralegals to develop, master and refine key skills that will enhance their ability to assist Judge Advocates and command teams in the operational environment. Soldier must not be flagged for failure to meet height/weight and/or Army Physical Fitness Test standards to attend training.

Registration/Enrollment: To self-enroll in NSL-P students use ATRRS website via https://www.atrrs.army.mil/ and click on COURSE CATALOG, then type in the COURSE NUMBER box "512-27D40-DL" (without the quotation marks), and click on SEARCH THE ATRRS COURSE CATALOG. A new page will load, click on the COURSE number, it is a hyperlink (it is underlined) and a new page will load with available class dates. In the far left column, the word REGISTER next to available class numbers and dates. Next to whichever class you would like to register for, simply click on the word REGISTER, it is a hyperlink (it is underlined). Students are required to login using a CAC. Once logged in, students must update their unit information and the rest is self-explanatory. Enrollment from ATRRS to JAGU may take up to 48 hours. If students experience any issues with enrollment, they should submit a support desk ticket through JAGU. To access the help desk and the course, log directly into JAGU (preferably using Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers) at https://jagu.army.mil.

Special Information: The National Security Law Primer Course is an educational prerequisites for the NSL Personnel Development Skill Identifiers (PDSI). For information on additional PDSI requirement, please reach out to the 27D Proponent SGM, SGM Joseph Bannan at joseph.p.bannan.mil@mail.mil or the 27D Senior Career Advisor, MSG Shamar Purdie at shamar.d.purdie.mil@mail.mil.
For additional NSL-P information go to Information for School 681 on ATTRS, contact the Training Developments Directorate (TDD), at (434) 971-3223, DSN 521.


Scope: This is the only online course that meets the mandatory and refresher training requirements for the Army’s Comptrollers Accreditation Program for CP11 and FA45 personnel.  The course provides a foundational review of fiscal law principles to meet the needs of a general military attorney, contracting officer, resource manager, or practitioner serving at a Brigade Combat Team or higher echelon, installation, or agency.  The course covers the statutory, regulatory, and policy authorities governing the commitment, obligation, and expenditure of appropriated funds in garrison and while deployed, and addresses current fiscal issues confronting the Department of Defense.  The course consists of 20 online hours and must be completed within 60 days of enrollment.