Specialized Training

In specialized training, each officer develops expertise in a Military Occupational Specialty. This training takes place
following your completion of The Basic School, and will prepare you for your role leading a platoon of Marines on your
next assignment. This map of specialized training locations does not include every school available to Marine Officers.

Naval Justice School

After initial officer training at The Basic School, Judge Advocates attend the Naval Justice School (NJS) in Newport, RI. At NJS, they learn the basic aspects of military law, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Criminal Law and Procedure, Operational Law, Trial Advocacy, and Administrative Law.

Throughout their careers, Judge Advocates can attend professional courses conducted by law schools and institutes throughout the country in various subjects such as Laws of War, Law of Naval Operations, International Law, Criminal Law Advocacy, Environmental Law, Fiscal Law, Government Contracting, Federal Labor Relations, Family Law, and Claims and Tort Litigation Law.

Judge Advocates may also have the opportunity to obtain a Masters of Law (LLM) degree that is paid for by the government at a civilian university or at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA.