WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy is seeking Sailors for the fiscal year 2017 JAG Corps In-Service Procurement Program (IPP) and announced the deadline for package submission is Dec. 2.
The JAG Corps IPP is open to qualified and career-motivated enlisted personnel of all ratings. Candidates selected for the JAG Corps IPP have the opportunity to complete a Juris Doctor degree in preparation for commission as a JAG Corps officer.
The JAG Corps IPP provides both funded and unfunded paths to JAG Corps commissions. Sailors who have earned a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts may apply for funded legal education; Sailors who have already earned a Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school and a bar license from any state may apply for direct appointment.
"Each year more and more Sailors take advantage of this great opportunity," said Lt. Cmdr. Holly Didawick, acting JAG accessions detailer at Navy Personnel Command. "The 2017 board will be the fourth one held and the number of applicants from all rates increases each year. The IPP is meant to expand the pool of applicants from which we recruit and adds key enlisted fleet experience to our JAG Corps as a whole."
The JAG Corps IPP is open to active-duty enlisted personnel and Navy full-time support personnel in any rating or military occupational specialty, in pay grades E-5 through E-7 with at minimum of two years and no more than 10 years of service. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and under the age of 42 by the time of commissioning.
Complete application procedures and education requirements are provided in NAVADMIN 094/16 and can be found in the "Careers" section of the JAG Corps website.
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