Military Legal Administrators

Military Career

General Information

Description

Legal administrators coordinate, direct, assist, and advise leaders in matters of military justice, administration and the provision of legal services. They initiate personnel investigations and disciplinary actions. They also provide administrative and technical assistance in courts-martial, investigations, administrative boards, and personal affairs.

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Work Environment

Legal administrators normally work in offices on military bases or aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Legal Administrators in the Military

1,905

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Salary

Average Salary

$118,451

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 51%
  • Post-doctoral training 20%
  • First professional degree 16%
  • High school 7%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for legal administrators primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments.  Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.  

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Knowledge

  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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