JUDGE ADVOCATE

judge advocate. Military law.

1. An officer of a court-martial who acts as a prosecutor.

2. A legal adviser on a military commander’s staff.

3. Any officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps or in a department of a U.S. military branch. — Abbr. JA.

staff judge advocate. A certified military lawyer with the staff of a convening or supervisory authority that exercises general court-martial jurisdiction.