Fort Eustis Office of the Command Judge Advocate


Trial Defense Service
ADDRESS
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service
2733 Madison Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA 23604

Phone:  (757) 878-2064
Fax:  (757) 878-8732

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 0900 - 1600 CLOSED for Lunch 1200 - 1330
CLOSED Wednesday mornings for training 0900 - 1330, Training Holidays & Federal Holidays

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS -- Briefings
Article 15s - 0930
Chapters - 1030

For Article 15 Assistance:
- Bring the DA 2627 signed by your Commander
- Soldiers should arrive at TDS at 0900 with original packet for video at 0930

For Chapters:
- Bring the Soldier notification memo signed by your Commander
- Soldiers should arrive at TDS at 1000 with original packet for video at 1030

MISSION
Trial Defense Service (TDS) provides specified defense counsel services for Army personnel assigned to Fort Eustis and those Soldiers within the geographical area of responsibility of this field office.

USATDS counsel provide counseling/representation in the following situations:

· If you believe law enforcement or your command is investigating you for a violation of the UCMJ
· General Court-Martial representation
· Special Court-Martial representation
· Summary Court-Martial counseling
· Article 32, UCMJ, representation
· Counseling of pretrial confinees
· Formal Article 15, UCMJ, counseling
· Administrative separation counseling
· Representation at administrative elimination boards
· Representation at reduction boards under Ch 10, AR 600-8-19

Please call 757-878-2064 to schedule an appointment. If you need immediate assistance regarding an allegation of misconduct against you, walk-in appointments are available at any time. Additionally, adverse actions can be stressful and if you need to speak with someone for support, please see the "Available Resources to Cope with Stress" information paper below. The link contains contact information for chaplains, behavioral health providers and other counseling services. Remember, you are a valuable person and member of the Army and we are committed to providing you services and support during this stressful time.
Claims Division
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Wednesday & Friday, 0800 - 1600;
CLOSED: Tuesday & Thursday Mornings & Federal Holidays

Phone:  (757) 878-3536 ext. 224
Fax:  (757) 878-3442

MISSION
The Claims Division adjudicates claims from Soldiers, their family members, and eligible DoD employees for damage to or loss of property during government shipment or storage and for certain other instances of damage or loss that are incident to service. The Division also adjudicates claims for personal injury or damage to property cause by the negligent acts or omissions of government personnel. In addition, the Division pursues affirmative claims against household goods carriers for damage to property and against third parties who damage government property or cause injury to Soldiers or their family members resulting in medical care at government expense.
Command judge advocate
ADDRESS
Office of the Command Judge Advocate
2732 Madison Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA 23604

Phone:  (757) 878-5286 ext. 244/247/239
Fax:  (757) 878-5289
Legal Assistance Division
Contact Information
2738 Madison Ave
Ft. Eustis, VA 23604
(757)-878-3031, ext. 222

Fort Eustis Legal Assistance

Powers of Attorney and Notary Services:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 0800 - 1130; 1300-1600 Thursday 1000 -1130; 1300 - 1600

Appointments for Wills and Legal Assistance Mondays and Wednesdays

Walk-in Legal Assistance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1300 - 1600; first come, first served, until
available appointments are filled Fridays 0800 - 1130 and 1300 - 1600; first come, first served until available appointments are filled.
Military Justice Division
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Wednesday & Friday, 0830 - 1630;
CLOSED: Thursday Mornings, Training Holidays & Federal Holidays

Phone: (757) 878-5287 ext. 258
Fax:  (757) 878-5289

MISSION
The Military Justice Division provides legal advice and regulatory guidance to commanders and their staff elements regarding adverse administrative actions, nonjudicial punishment actions, Courts-Martial, and other military disciplinary issues.

The Division is also designated and responsible for the Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) for all commands under this general court-martial convening authority's jurisdiction. The Victim Witness Liaison Officer serves as facilitator and coordinator for the VWAP and primary point of contact through which victims and witnesses obtain information and assistance in securing available services.
Administrative Law Division
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday, 0800-1630
CLOSED: Thursday Mornings & Federal Holidays

Phone:  (757) 878-5286 ext. 244
Fax:  (757) 878-5289

MISSION
The Administrative Law Division provides legal advice and support to commanders and staff in a variety of areas. These include civilian personnel and labor law, contract and fiscal law, environmental law, federal litigation, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, the Joint Ethics Regulation and Federal ethics laws, military administrative law (e.g., 15-6 investigations, line of duty investigations, and financial liability investigations).
Office of the Command Judge Advocate Mission
Provide professional, competent, timely and proactive legal support and customer service across all areas of legal practice to Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story commanders, staffs, directorates, and eligible clients and customers.
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The following list is made available for the community to contact us here at the Regimental Memorial Chapel and Center. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you are in need.

 

CH (COL) Darrell Thomsen: 757-878-1985/ 757-878-1303

Deputy JBLE Wing Chaplain

Garrison Chaplain

darrell.e.thomsen2.mil@mail.mil

 

CH (LTC) Michael Albano: 757-878-4443

Deputy Garrison Chaplain

Catholic Chaplain

alwynmichael.s.albano.mil@mail.mil

 

CH (MAJ) Terrence Kesling: 757-878-2257

Garrison Senior Protestant Chaplain

terrence.l.kesling.mil@mail.mil

 

CH (MAJ) Luis Lopezcolon: 757-878-1455

JBLE Resource Manager

luis.e.lopezcolon.mil@mail.mil

 

CH (MAJ) Kevin Sears: 757-878-2202

Family Life Chaplain

kevin.s.sears.mil@mail.mil

                                              

SFC Angelio Henderson: 757-878-6052

Senior Religious Affairs NCOIC

angelio.m.henderson.mil@mail.mil

 

SSG David Besikof: 757-878-3034

Regimental Memorial Chapel NCOIC

Operations NCOIC

david.h.besikof.mil@mail.mil

 

Mrs. Jeanne Vaul: 757-878-4316

Senior Director of Religious Education

verna.j.vaul.civ@mail.mil

 

Mrs. Genevieve Hughes: 757-878-4727

Catholic Director of Religious Education

genevieve.hughes2.civ@mail.mil

 

Ms. Diane Miller: 757-878-3021

Administrative Assistant

diane.e.miller30.civ@mail.mil

 

Mr. Ferdinand Ducusin: 757-878-1440

Account Manager

ferdinand.g.ducusin.civ@mail.mil

 

 

Regimental Memorial Chapel Chaplain Assistant: 757-878-1316