Service in the United States military brings a lot of ancillary benefits that many people, both in and out of the military are not aware of. Everyone has heard of the Uniform Code of military Justice, or USMJ, and it is the code of conduct and legal set of rules that Servicemembers operate under. Service in the military means that if you violate the USMJ, then you will be dealt with by members of the Judge Advocate General Staff, of the respective military Service that you serve with. But many people do not know that lawyers and military legal staff from the JAG service also provide a vast array of legal services for the direct benefit of Servicemembers. These services are for the positive support of US Armed Forces Servicemembers, both enlisted and commissioned officers.
The type and style of benefits vary a great deal, but they are in support of the hard work and service that men and woman provide in the United States military. These services are provided both by the JAG lawyers themselves, and by their legal assistance and legal staff. There are a lot of different situations that face military Servicemembers, both legally and financially. The aid and assistance of military legal services can be a lifesaver for a Servicemember that is facing a number of different situations. Sometimes a Servicemember is mobilized for active duty, or assigned to go overseas following a period of stateside service. Often such service comes as a mobilization off of either selected reserve status, or sometimes even off the inactive ready reserves. When this happens, the clock starts ticking, till the day that the Servicemember is required to report and head overseas for active duty. During that time period it is often very hard to get all of the details, personal, financial, legal, and other areas to fall into line. A Servicemember has limited time and often limited funds to try and get it all accomplished before leaving for active duty.
It is at these types of times that legal military JAG and legal support assistance can make the difference. Legal assistance is available for a variety of different needs. You have financial and legal protection that is available to military Servicemembers that help provide support, reassurance and help.
Many Servicemembers do not have the money to pay for the kind of legal support and assistance that they require for suddenly being activated or shipped overseas. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, US Marines, and all other types of United States Armed Forces personnel often need help and assistance, and it is a major type benefit that is 100 percent free of charge.