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Legal Administrators

Business Management & Administration

Work Environment

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

  • Military Status

    Officer, Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $125,496

Overview

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.

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. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

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.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems quickly
  • Ability to coordinate several activities at once
  • Ability to work effectively with people
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Strong communication skills

Related Civilian Careers

  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants, General and Operations Managers