J.A.G. - Military parlance for Judge Advocate General's corps, the elite cadre of Naval officers trained as lawyers who investigate and prosecute military crimes, including murder, treason, espionage, and terrorism.
Featuring explosive action, dramatic stories, and feature film-quality special effects, JAG is one of the most powerful and ambitious dramas ever made for television. JAG follows the adventures of Harmon "Harm" Rabb Jr. (David James Elliott), a Naval officer who originally followed in his Vietnam MIA father's footsteps and became a pilot. After suffering a crash while landing his F-14 Tomcat on a storm-tossed carrier at sea, Harm was diagnosed with night blindness and eventually transferred to the Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) corps. Given far-ranging powers as a detective, prosecutor, and defense attorney, Harm now travels around the globe in order to investigate, prosecute, and defend those accused of crimes in the military. Reporting for work against an awe-inspiring landscape of dueling fighter planes, imposing nuclear submarines, and majestic aircraft carriers, Harm fights in and out of the courtroom with the same daring and tenacity that once made him a top gun in the air.
After originally being partnered with fellow Navy lawyer and computer weapons specialist Meg Austin (Tracey Needham), Harm now works alongside Marine Corps attorney Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), a beautiful, confident, and tough lawyer who is an equal match for Harm. Mac shares Harm's desire to seek out the truth in every case - even if their approaches to finding it are often radically different - and keep the delicate balance between what's good for the military and what's best for the common good.
Working alongside Harm and Mac are Admiral A.J. Chegwidden (John M. Jackson), a former Navy Seal who oversees the JAG office; Lt. Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux), a young and knowledgeable lawyer; Lt. Harriett Sims (Karri Turner), Bud's wife and the JAG office's administrative assistant; Cmdr. Sturgis Turner (Scott Lawrence), Harm and Mac's friend and frequent opponent in the courtroom; and P.O. Jason Tiner (Chuck Carrington), who assists the Admiral and has aspirations of becoming a JAG lawyer himself someday.
Created by Donald P. Bellisario (Magnum, P.I., Quantum Leap), don't miss the series Entertainment Weekly called "the stealth bomber of prime time."