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
his 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 15s 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 helps ensure military members are compensated
for any damage done to their household goods during government-directed
moves by facilitating the claims process through the Air Force Claims
Service Center and 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.
Military Justice Archives
Little Rock AFB Public Affairs
19 AW/PA ComRel
1250 Thomas Avenue (19 AW HQ Bldg.)
Little Rock AFB, AR
Base Operator - (501) 987-1110