As stewards of the military justice system, the base legal office assists commanders in maintaining good order and discipline in their units. Military justice attorneys and paralegals accomplish this by providing legal advice to commanders and first sergeants on all disciplinary issues and keeping them appraised of trends so they can make well-reasoned and fair disciplinary decisions.
The Military Justice Division is also responsible for processing all courts martial, articles 15 and administrative disciplinary matters.
Operational Law and Mission-Related Legal Assistance
Attorneys and paralegals are instrumental in advising commanders concerning the rules of engagement and law of armed conflict in both war and peacetime.
The operation law division also takes care of deploying member's and their family's legal needs before, during and after the member departs.
Protecting Air Force Resources and Freedom of Action
The legal office's client is the Air Force. To ensure the interests of the Air Force are protected, the legal office provides a full-spectrum of civil law advice to commanders and wing agencies to better enable them to accomplish their mission.
From providing advice on contracts, environmental law and labor issues to defending the Air Force against tort claims and other law suits, the legal office fights hard to insure commanders can accomplish the mission without a threat of adverse legal and/or fiscal consequences.
Morale and Welfare
Finally, the legal office provides legal assistance to active duty, retired, dependent and mobilized Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. The scope of legal assistance includes almost any personal, civil, legal matter related to mobilization and deployment or that will have an adverse effect on the member's ability to perform military duties.