Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA)

About

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.

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

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

SJA Divisions:

  • Military Justice: 
  • Administrative and Civil Law: 
    • For questions regarding legal reviews or administrative law matters, e.g. conferences, ethics, or contracts
    • sjaadlaw@westpoint.edu
  • Legal Assistance: 
  • Claims: 
    • For questions regarding claims
    • Building 626, 2nd Floor, Swift Road West Point, New York 10996 
    • claims@westpoint.edu
    • Office: 845-938-2016 
    • Fax: 845-938-6357 
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1200 & 1300 - 1630
  • Trial Defense Services (located in Thayer Hall): 
  • USMA Special Victim Counsel: 
    • 845-372-3528  
    • https://www.jagcnet.army.mil 
    • Hours Monday - Friday:  0830 to 1600  Evening Hours: TBD on a case by case basis Saturday and Sunday: TBD on a case by case basis

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.

Walk-in Services: Walk-in services include notarizations and most ministerial services. Please contact us if you are uncertain if what you need cannot be provided on a walk-in basis.

Services Requiring an Appointment: All other non-ministerial services require an appointment.

Additional Contact Information:

Chief, Military Justice, ​845-938-6379

Special Victim Prosecutor (SVP), 845-938-6379
The SVP acts as the senior trial counsel for all courts-martials involving sexual assault.  The SVP is also the SME on all sexual assault and violations of Article 120 of the UCMJ.  They will provide guidance to the command and CID as necessary. 

United States Corps of Cadets (USCC) Brigade Judge Advocate (BJA), 845-938-6366
​The USCC BJA provides guidance to commanders on issues related to investigators, administrative proceedings, and UCMJ action involving members of the Corps of Cadets, as well as USCC Staff and Faculty. 

United States Military Academy Trial Counsel/Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), 845-938-6381
​The United States Army Garrison Trial Counsel provides guidance to commanders on issues related to investigations, ​administrative proceedings, and UCMJ action involving all West Point personnel not assigned to USCC. The SAUSA pursues criminal prosecution of personnel who commit traffic offenses and criminal infractions on West Point.​

Military Justice Advisor (MJA), 845-938-6507
The MJA uses their expertise to help develop courses of action with commanders, through a focus on advising commanders across the gamut of military-justice issues.

The USMA courtroom is located at building 606, 4th floor, on Thayer road.

US Magistrate Court cases are held at the US Bankruptcy Court Building , 2nd floor, located at, 355 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York.