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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

MCAS MIRAMAR OFFICE OF COUNSEL

MISSION
The MCAS Miramar Office of Counsel is a field office of the Western Area Counsel Office (WACO).  The mission is to provide on-site, direct legal support to the Commanding Officer, MCAS Miramar, and staff for matters within the scope of practice for the Department of the Navy’s Office of General Counsel.

VISION
To operate world-class legal offices composed of diverse, talented, and dedicated professionals working together
within the western area to support the Marine Corps mission.

INSTALLATION COMMAND COUNSEL
WACO installation command counsel located at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma; Marine Corps Air Station Miramar; and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, California, represents their respective installations and tenant commands in all practice areas under the cognizance of the Office of General Counsel for the Department of the Navy.  The WACO main office directly supporting Camp Pendleton also provides specialized legal support to installation command counsel.

PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental/Land Use
Provides the Commanding Officer and staff accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel on highly complex and often unusual environmental and land use issues, including environmental compliance and natural and cultural resource management, land use, and real estate.

Ethics
Shares responsibility and coordinates with command Staff Judge Advocates to provide the Commanding Officer and staff accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel regarding ethics issues, including the use of government resources, conflicts of interest, logistical support to non-Federal entities, fundraising, travel and transportation, procurement integrity, and gifts.

Labor and Employment
Supports the command’s mission by providing the Commanding Officer and staff accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel regarding civilian personnel policy and administration.  Proactively coordinates with and supports the Civilian Human Resources Office on legal and policy issues and serves as the agency representative on labor and employment litigation.

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)
Provides accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel to support command MCCS activities and their business operations.

Procurement
Supports the command’s mission by providing accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel regarding supplies and services acquisition, litigation support, fiscal law, and ethics regarding procurement, use, and disposition of government resources.

Counsel - 858-577-1885
Paralegal - 858-577-1928

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer

Attn:  Office of Counsel

MCAS Miramar

P. O. Box 452001

San Diego, CA  92145-2001

 

Camp Pendleton Western Area Counsel Office's main page: http://www.mciwest.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Western-Area-Counsel-Office/

Legacy
On 29 January 1988, the Commandant of the Marine Corps began a test program to determine the suitability, acceptability, and feasibility of instituting regionally-organized area counsel offices.  Following the program's successful completion, the Western Area Counsel Office (WACO) was established on 15 July 1988.  While originally organized to provide regional installation law support, WACO currently supports all Marine Corps installation and tenant commands by providing legal services in accordance with its mission.  The main WACO office is located in Building 1254 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  In 1995 the Office of Counsel to the Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases Western Area, was realigned to WACO in conjunction with the establishment of Marine Corps Installations West.  The Office of Counsel, MCAS Miramar, remains a satellite office of WACO.