Office of the Judge Advocate


The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (Building 606 and 626) is opened to provide timely legal advice, service and support to the command and staff of West Point Military Academy and any tenant-partner unit. In addition, the office provides legal services and preliminary legal advice to active-duty and retired service members, their family members and other individuals entitled to receive legal assistance. Power of attorney drafting and notary services are available on a walk-in basis. Attorney consults require an appointment.

For assistance please use the below contact information:
Military Justice:
Administrative and Civil Law:
Legal Assistance: or call 845-938-4541
Claims: or 845-938-2016
Trial Defense Services (located in Thayer Hall): 845-938-0104

For general inquires, please call 845-938-3205

If someone does not immediately answer, leave a voicemail with your name, contact information, and brief message describing your situation.

Messages are reviewed every 2 hours during normal business hours.

Please allow 24 hours for our team to respond.


Our Mission

To provide responsive, effective, and efficient legal guidance and advice to the United States Military Academy's (USMA) Command, Staff, and Faculty and to provide first-class legal services to Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and USMA Cadets.

Contact Information

Legal Directory:

  • For questions regarding personal legal matters, e.g. family law or wills and estates, please click on the LEGAL ASSISTANCE link provided at left. ​
  • For questions regarding claims, please click on the CLAIMS link at left.
  • For questions regarding legal reviews or administrative law matters, e.g. conferences, ethics, or contracts, please click on the ADMINISTRATIVE & CIVIL LAW link at left.
  • For questions regarding military justice matters or magistrate court matters, please click on the MILITARY JUSTICE link at left (if you are seeking legal counsel regarding your case, please click on the TRIAL DEFENSE SERVICE link).  
  • For all other inquiries please utilize the contact information below.

Mailing Address:

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
U.S. Military Academy
Official Mail and Distribution
​646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996-1095


(845) 938-3205                   
Fax: (845) 938-2390
DSN: 688-3205