The Navy JAG Corps Turns 50

Judge Advocate General Vice Adm. James Crawford, left, cuts a cake with Lt. Taylor Onik during a celebration of 50 years of Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps service and excellence. The JAG Corps hosted a commemorative event on Dec. 7 at the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, D.C. Retired and active-duty judge advocates, as well as other local colleagues, enjoyed remarks from community leaders before cutting a cake to mark the historic anniversary.

The Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps celebrates 50 years of service and excellence Dec. 8.

“From the time the Navy created the ‘law specialist’ program, to the JAG Corps we know today, the Navy’s legal team has made a difference every day — providing steady counsel and advice to keep us from running aground ethically and on the right course always,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer.