Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)
Serves as legal advisor to the CG, staff, and subordinate commanders. Supervises preparation of legal
opinions and command guidance; promulgates command directives and implements guidance of higher authority;
supervises and, as appropriate, provides training and instruction; and prepares and submits reports to HQDA
and other agencies, as required.Serves as a command representative on the Joint Committee (JC), which is
established under the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).
Acts as the USARJ Representative on the subcommittee dealing with criminal and civil jurisdiction, MLC issues and contract disputes, and contract conciliation and acquisition of facilities. Represents and protects U.S. and command interests in all matters referred under the U.S.-Japan JC (USJJC) structure.
Provides legal support, as requested or required, to Army personnel in the Pacific (to include Thailand
and Taiwan) not specifically assigned to another General Court-Martial (GCM) jurisdiction.
Ensures the continuing legal education and training of the SJA staff.
Serves on the USARJ Crisis Action Team (CAT).
Serves as the Ethics Counselor for the command.
Deputy SJA (DSJA): Advises the USAG-J Commander, principal staff, subordinate commanders, and other
supported commanders on legal matters concerning the administration and operation of the USAG-J. Provides
legal guidance relative to personal and civil matters, claims, U.S. military justice, administration,
discipline, status, and activities of DA personnel within the command. Supervises the administration of
U.S. military justice, legal assistance, claims, operational law, international law, and civil and
administrative law. Performs administrative control of correspondence and provides guidance in the
interpretation of administrative directives and procedures concerning U.S. military justice.