Company: Marine Corps Recruiting
Posted on: January 17, 2023
The United States Marine Corps is seeking applicants to serve as
Marine Corps Judge Advocates. The Marine Corps has 595 uniformed,
active-duty attorneys serving at bases and stations around the
world in support of national security operations. Practice areas
primarily include criminal and civil litigation, administrative
law, legislative affairs, contracts, trusts and estates, command
advice, and international affairs.
Service as a Marine Corps Judge Advocate allows attorneys to use
their legal education and training to support military operations.
Marine Judge Advocates are expected to maintain the same physical
and martial traits expected of every Marine Officer and have
extensive leadership opportunities. Offering a career path that
avoids complacency in a single practice area, the monotony of
billable hours, or the demands of commercial clients, a career as a
Marine Judge Advocate allows attorneys to use their legal expertise
for the benefit of Marines and national security. Judge advocates
earn the title "Marine," while using their legal expertise in
support of America's finest.
Applicants for this position must be pursuing or possess a J.D.
from an ABA-accredited institution, and must be licensed to
practice law in any state or federal jurisdiction. Applicants must
be no older than 41 years of age, and must possess a high level of
physical fitness. This position requires an initial four-year
The salary for this position varies based on location, but is
generally between $70,000 and $80,000 upon completion of
entry-level training, and up to $102,000 after two years of
service. Applicants will receive up to three years of service
credit for time spent in law school, which expedites promotion to
Captain (O3). This position includes a 401(k) with matching
payments, 30 paid vacation days per year in addition to 10 federal
holidays, medical and dental insurance, and eligibility for G.I.
Bill entitlements after completion of initial commitment, and an
annuity retirement plan set at 40% of ending salary upon completion
of 20 years of service.
For careerists, the Marine Corps offers continued educational
benefits at no cost, including a number of Masters in Law programs
(LL.M.) including programs in criminal law, cyber law, labor law,
and operational law, a Master's Degree in National Security
Studies, and a number follow on schools on a range of military
studies from Joint Military Operations to Strategic Intelligence
Studies.For more information regarding this position, contact
Captain Paul Rispoli at Paul.Rispoli@marines.usmc.mil with a cover
letter and resume, including law school transcript if practicing
for less than three years.
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