United States Army Reserve Legal Command Legal Operational Support.
The United States Army Reserve Legal Command (USARLC) provides legal operational support to commanders, staff judge advocates / legal advisors, institutions, and agencies through its 28 Legal Operations Detachments (LODs) located throughout the United States. Each LOD is authorized 56 Reserve JAs. LOD JAs balance their civilian occupations with required / individual and unit training as dictated by the ARFORGEN Cycle. Consequently, mission support is subject to availability of legal resources.
Examples of the types of legal operational support the USARLC coordinates are as follows: Soldier Readiness Programs (SRP), Yellow Ribbon Events, annual and specialized legal briefings, attorneys to serve as separation board recorders, investigating officers, legal advisors, Article 32 Officers, Special Victims Counsel, Judge Advocate (JAs) support to OTJAG, TJAGLCS, USALSA, PPT&O, COCOMS (CONUS and OCONUS), Active Army installations throughout the United States, and various federal governmental agencies.
Requesting Legal Operational Support:
1. Routine Legal Operational Support. To request legal operational support for SRPs (briefings, estate planning, POA, etc.), Yellow Ribbon Support, routine or specialized legal briefings (Military Justice, Law of War, Ethics, etc.) complete the "Request for Legal Support" form (RLS) found at:
http://www.usar.army.mil/resources/Media/USAR%20Legal%20Command%20Request%20for%20Legal%20Operational%20Support.pdf and submit the form to:
2. Specialized Legal Operational Support. Reserve and Active Component OSJA and legal officers requesting “specialized” legal operational support (i.e., separation board recorders, investigating officers, legal advisors, Article 32 officers, Special Victim's Counsel, etc.) should complete and submit the "Request for Legal Support" (RLS) form at:
http://www.usar.army.mil/resources/Media/USAR%20Legal%20Command%20Request%20for%20Legal%20Operational%20Support.pdf as directed above, and submit the form to:
and send a digital (PDF) copy of the RLS form to the USARLC G-3/5/7 Chief of Operations and Training (CHOPS), MAJ Dane Getz, at email@example.com.
3. Institutional, Agency, and Intermediate-Term Legal Operational Support. Requests for Institutional (OTJAG, TJAGLCS, USALSA, PPT&O, etc.), outside federal governmental agency (DIILS, DLA, DSCA, etc.), and RC and AC intermediate-term legal operational support (14-29 consecutive days in length) should be sent directly to the USARLC CHOPS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-944-3711.
SUSPENSE FOR REQUESTING LEGAL OPERATIONAL SUPPORT. REQUESTS FOR ROUTINE, SPECIALIZED, AND INSTITUIONAL, AGENCY, AND INTERMEDIATE-TERM LEGAL OPERATIONAL SUPPORT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NLT 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE REQUESTED MISSION DATE. REQUESTS SUBMITTED LESS THAN 30 DAYS ARE CONSIDERED UNTIMELY AND WILL BE PROCESSED SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE RESOURCES.
Long-Term Legal Operational Support. Requests for long-term legal operational support (29+ consecutive days in length) should be sent to MAJ Rodney Stewart, PP&TO, Career Manager, Plans, and Mobilizations Officer at Rodney.email@example.com or 703-545-2864, DSN, 312-865-2864.
Personal Legal Services.
Individual Soldiers who desire personal legal assistance services (personal Judge Advocate attorney advice on military and civilian matters) should click on the "Legal Assistance" tab above.