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    Becoming a JAG Officer

    Explore the commissioning process for lawyers who wish to join the Judge Advocate General Corps, commonly known as JAG.

    Officer Paths Overview

    Watch the various ways to train to become a Military officer in our video overview.

    A Nuclear Surface Warfare Offi...

    Lt. Monica Cox, a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer, discusses her responsibilities as well as the training she's received.  

    The Diving Doctor

    Dr. Joshua Nassiri, a surgeon in the Navy, attends dive school and discusses what's unique about being a surgeon in the Military.

    A Navy Nurse at Work

    Nicole Benson, a pediatric nurse, discusses the Nurse Candidate Program and what drew her to service.

    An Infantry Officer on Leaders...

    Capt. Kutilek describes his leadership role as an officer. 

    Week 8: Firing Week

    During Recruit Training, Marine recruits learn how to fire weapons at the rifle range.

    Inside the College Student Pre...

    The Coast Guard's College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) fully pays for college in exchange for an officer commission and service...

    Navy Officer Candidate School...

    At OCS graduation, newly appointed Navy ensigns accept a salute from their class drill instructor and chief petty officer and give them a...

    Navy Officer Candidate School...

    Officer candidates receive extensive classroom and hands-on training from experienced officers during their time at Officer Candidate School.

    Navy Officer Candidate School...

    Before graduation, the senior class at Officer Candidate School hands the Mantle of Leadership to the incoming class in a change of command...

    Navy Officer Candidate School...

    Officer candidates arrive at the Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Naval Station Newport in Newport, R.I., to begin their training and...

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