JAG Mission Statement

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The primary mission of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (often shortened to JAG) is to advise the Federation Council and President on legal matters involving the application of Federation Law pursuant to the Articles of Federation and Starfleet’s General Orders. This includes formulating and effecting policies pertaining to legal services within the Federation.

The secondary mission of the OJAG Corps is investigating, prosecuting, and defending criminal matters pertaining to Star Fleet officers. This involves several duties:

  • JAG officers may investigate Star Fleet personnel at the request of the CO of said personnel who are accused of commission of a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
  • JAG officers may recommend certain Star Fleet personnel to face preliminary hearings or courts-martial.
  • JAG officers may be assigned to defend or prosecute accused Star Fleet personnel at such military hearings.

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