The Navy JAG Corps has established a military justice litigation career track. Oddly enough, the instruction setting up the program, JAGINST 1150.2 (3 May 2007), isn’t available on the Navy JAG Corps web site’s Navy JAG Instructions and COMNAVLEGSVCOM Instructions page. But in keeping with CAAFlog’s constant quest to be helpful to our readers, we provide a link to the instruction on our new web page.
The program allows those meeting certain criteria to apply to be designated as military justice litigation experts or specialists, and most high-level military justice jobs are reserved for those who have been so designated (though, if I read the instruction correctly, a military justice litigation designation isn’t necessary to be assigned as an NMCCA judge). The program is also expressly advertised as a means of ensuring that military justice specialists are competitive for promotion.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 October.
Does any other service recognize a comparable specialty?