Air Force JAG Corps: August 2023 Direct Appointment Program (DAP)

Attention: Law Students, Law Graduates, and Attorneys

Starting June 1, 2023 apply online at:
• Select the “Apply Now” button under the “Becoming a JAG” section

• July 10, 2023: Deadline for submission of online application
• August 1, 2023: Deadline for interview with Staff Judge Advocate

• Law students: Must have completed 2/3 of credit hours required for your Juris Doctor
• Graduates awaiting licensing/bar exam: Eligible to apply
• Attorneys: Must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the highest court of any state or federal territory
• Have obtained, or will obtain, a Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school
• Citizen of the United States of America (birth or naturalization)
• Must be able to commission as an officer before the age of 40

Selection Criteria:
• The Air Force JAG Corps selects applicants based on the “whole person” concept
• Selection factors include: Academic performance; work experience; leadership traits; extracurricular activities; community service; letters of recommendation; personal integrity; awards and honors; adaptability and flexibility; motivation for service; legal writing/analytical skills; fitness; and military records (if applicable)

*Your appointment as a judge advocate is contingent upon providing proof of legal licensing and completion of the Air Force medical requirements (after selection)

By Karen Mitchell
Karen Mitchell