JAG Corps – 1997-2017. Explosive growth

Growth

1997-2017 – JAG grows by 256 % 

The past decade 1997 2003 2013 2017

 

Size of Regular Force 64,996 62,250 68,000 65,000

 

  NUMBER OF JAG OFFICERS
Major-General     1 1
Brigadier-General 1 1    
Colonel-Captain (Navy) 6 8 10 8
Lieutenant-Colonel/Commander 23 27 32 28
Major/ Lieutenant-Commander 41 49 102 108
Captain/Lieutenant (Navy) 10 40 23 62
  81 123 167 207

At present, there is one JAG lawyer for every 314 soldiers.  In Canada, the ratio is one lawyer for every 454 individuals.

Had the size of the Canadian Armed Forces grown by the same ratio than the JAG’s, there would be a total of 166,400 members serving in the military. Instead the size of the CF has shrunk over the 1997-2017 decade.

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