judge advocate general


Definition of judge advocate general

: the senior legal officer and chief legal adviser in the army, air force, or navy

Examples of judge advocate general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Valenzuela is the daughter of a U.S. Army veteran and Moore is a former judge advocate general who retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves and active duty in the National Guard. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, "Seven graduate via Zoom from Felony Veterans Treatment Court in San Antonio," 6 Aug. 2020 The suit is led by pastor Rich Penkoski, former judge advocate general Chris Sevier, and D.C. lobbyist Tex Christopher. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Washington mayor sued over 'Black Lives Matter' street painting near White House," 12 June 2020 Pulliam then spent three years as a judge advocate general in the Marines. Guillermo Contreras, ExpressNews.com, "First African-American federal judge in San Antonio takes bench," 9 Aug. 2019 In addition to being a Rotarian, Burton also is a member of Katy VFW Post 9182 and a past judge advocate general of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wards and past state of Texas judge advocate of VFW. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Tower ceremony honors veterans, 9/11 victims," 30 May 2018 Burton, who’s belonged to the Katy VFW Post since 1997, now serves as a board member of the Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation and is a past judge advocate general of the U.S. VFW. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy VFW post celebrates reopening," 23 May 2018 Their 30-something son built an impressive resume himself — Adam Laxalt, a former Navy judge advocate general, is now the Nevada attorney general. USA TODAY, "Pete Domenici, New Mexico's longest-serving U.S. senator, dies at 85," 13 Sep. 2017 Biden ended on a deeply personal note discussing his late son Beau’s admiration for McCain when Beau Biden went to Iraq on a tour of duty with the Army as a judge advocate general in 2008. Paul Kane, Washington Post, "McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in clear shot at President Trump," 16 Oct. 2017 Somebody missed this' The agreement has Sean Marvin, an Army Reserve judge advocate general, questioning the oversight of contracts like those between the installation and University of Phoenix. Jake Lowary, USA TODAY, "New questions raised about how for-profit colleges recruit the military," 18 Sep. 2017

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1680, in the meaning defined above

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“Judge advocate general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judge%20advocate%20general. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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Judge Advocate General

plural Judge Advocates General

Legal Definition of Judge Advocate General

: the senior legal officer and chief legal adviser in the army, navy, or air force

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