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I Marine Expeditionary Force

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Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)

 

Colonel Daren J. Erickson

Staff Judge Advocate, I Marine Expeditionary Force....

 

Major Rebecca M. Harvey

Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, I Marine Expeditionary Force....

 

Master Gunnery Sergeant Adonte L. Houston

Legal Chief, I Marine Expeditionary Force

The Functions of the SJA are as Follows:

1. Reviews CONPLANS and OPLANS for compatibility with international law, U.S. statutes, and implementing regulations.

2. Provides advice on the formulation and interpretation of Rules of Engagement (ROE).

3. Advises staff with respect to legal issues that surface during operations/exercises for Foreign Claims and Criminal/civil jurisdiction.

4. Provides guidance on prisoner-of-war matters.

5. Provides guidance in matters pertaining to military assistance to civil law enforcement, plus national and international drug interdiction efforts.

6. Provides guidance in matters pertaining to military responsibility in asylum, refugee, and temporary refugee cases.

7. Advises staff on the interplay of treaties, international agreements, SOFAs, U.S. national policy, security assistance; and their effect on military plans and operations

8. Assists with negotiations in status of forces agreements.

9. Conducts liaison and coordination with the legal staffs of State Department, diplomatic missions, JCS, USPACOM/USCENTCOM/USNORTHCOM components, DOD, DOJ, DOE, and other nations within theater.

10. Provides guidance on humanitarian law.

11. Provides intelligence and standards of conduct oversight.

12. Advises Public Affairs Officer on public releases.

13. Advises staff on the negotiation of contracts with indigenous organizations.

 

Phone Directory and Points of Contact

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Phone Number

Staff Judge Advocate

(760)725-9991

Deputy Staff Judge Advocate....

(760)725-9990

Operational Law Attorney

(760)725-9288

Reserve Office

(760)763-6946

Legal Chief

(760)725-9289

Legal Clerks

(760)763-2680

(760)763-5378

Links

SJA to the Commandant Home Page

I MEF SJA SharePoint

Navy Judge Advocate General Corps

Army Judge Advocate General Corps

Code of Federal Regulations