The Student Detachment facilitates the Officer Basic Course which provides new Judge Advocates with the foundation for success as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) Team, imbued with the Warrior Ethos, and prepared to deliver mission-focused legal services to the Army and the Nation. Every course accomplishes this by providing students with a baseline of knowledge in our core practice areas (Military Justice, Administrative & Civil Law, Contract & Fiscal Law, National Security Law, Legal Assistance, and Claims) so that new Judge Advocates are qualified to immediately perform mission-focused legal services in a garrison or deployed environment. The course builds the officer's pride in the Army and the JAGC; builds a cohesive class to demonstrate principles of teamwork and leadership; builds and improves physical fitness; and inculcates the Warrior Ethos.
The Judge Advocate General's Student Detachment integrates, develops, inspires, and provides officers with consistent and expert mentorship; delivering fully capable Judge Advocates nested within the highest standards and values of officers and leaders to the Army who are ready to support our forces and win our Nation's wars.
The Judge Advocate General's Student Detachment is the world's premier Judge Advocate producing organization charged with facilitating, training, and indoctrinating our newest members; concentrating on mentoring officers through deliberate leadership opportunities and developing officers capable of providing principled counsel and legal services to the Army, joint force, and multi-national partners in any operational environment.
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