Job Description:

Ask Sailors in the fleet who has given them the most support and the reply might be the individuals in the Navy legal field. Keeping track of records, monitoring official publications, and managing office functions and official protocol is no easy task. Individuals in the legal field use their mental, communication, and writing skills to help keep the Navy and its personnel organized and in compliance with rules and regulations.

What Will You Do?

As a part of the Navy legal field, you could assist Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officers in the litigation of military cases. Or you might work on an Admiral’s staff preparing official correspondence and reports. Sailors in this field are relied upon for their intelligence and ability to work with little supervision. Their skills may assist anyone in the Navy, from a seaman to an Admiral, and their knowledge and advice has helped countless Sailors throughout the fleet. Some of your duties as a member of the legal field could include:
  • Provide assistance to JAG Officers, Sailors, and their families
  • Serve as office managers
  • Assist in the preparation of legal forms, letters, and requests
  • Maintain records and official publications
  • Prepare official accounts of hearings, investigations, courts-martial, and courts of inquiry
  • Process appeals
  • Perform various administrative and clerical duties

Skills and Training

The training you can expect in this field includes classroom and group instruction in Navy legal, administrative, and clerical functions, as well as participation in practical applications. Good hearing, speaking, and writing skills are highly desirable in this field, as is attention to detail and typing skills. As part of the Navy’s legal specialty, your training might prepare you for future civilian careers such as:
  • Office Manager
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Personnel Clerk
  • Shorthand Reporter
  • Computer Peripheral-Equipment Operator
  • Court Reporter
The Navy is always looking for intelligent and articulate individuals to work in the legal field. Placement in this field is excellent for qualified individuals.

Earn College Credits

The Legal community provides opportunities for advanced training in areas such as paralegal, court reporting, and administrative and clerical duties. In addition, some of the training in the legal field in areas such as typing, clerical and office procedures, and legal practices translates to credit hours at the bachelor’s and associate’s degree level.

Career Outlook

Office managers, legal professionals, and other clerical and business administrators are an integral part of the Navy and corporate America. The experience you will gain in the legal field will give you marketable skills that are valued in both the Navy and the private sector.

5 Responses to "Legal"

  1. Mark Brannum  July 20, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Honorable Human Resources Officer,
    My name Mark Kevin Brannum, previously I registered for the Navy ROTC program in military policing for investigations and was declined because of any offensive efforts against the EEoc and prior military relations in youth programs. My parental guardians James and Dorothy Davis Brannum are deceased of offensive actions against there labor relations also. Much of the offensive acts are initiated from family members that give support to the obstruction in educational training and other employment opportunities that has been an difficult task in resolve with the use of the prison health sytem and local and other law enforcement sources to criminally offend in hate crimes sexual offense and financial crimes regardless of race creed color or any other descriptive registry that supplicates the offensive efforts of family members and criminally offensive actions against another family member meaning me. Sincerely as a special agent I have been offended and presently the same exist of family that continue to provoke and complain about my anger involving being offended by there abuse. I have no more patience for ignorance or offensive efforts to interfere with my survival I starving and being kept away from housing opportunities and the result is to forcefully condition my law enforcement chaplaincy interest into becoming a danger felon. Of the contracting opportunity established with the government and much that have assist the advancement of the nations financial and honorable recognition with honor. Please consider my report for military justice and the record in register without any further extortion to have against also a career choice in the U. S. Senate to leave and ordinate away from being offended by the continuity in effort. Sincerely Special Agent Mr. Mark Brannum Honorable.

  2. Timothy Green  December 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I’m looking to find my grandfather’s service record ,can you help un-tangle this maze ?

  3. larryf  March 28, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Tim, not sure. But a local recruiter may be best to point you in the right direction. You can find your local military recruiter and give them a call.

  4. Ismail Arafat  February 3, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I’m looking for proud to employed in US Navy.please tell me how can I apply and join US Navy.

  5. larryf  February 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Ismail, I’m not a recruiter, but here you can find the info to locate your Navy recruiter. Best to you. Larry

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