Staff Judge advocate and Counsel
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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
San Diego, California


The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, MCAS Miramar provides timely and responsive legal support, training, and education to the Air Station in order to support the Air Station and all assets on board.

Staff Judge Advocate (858) 307-9132

Deputy Staff Judge Advocate (858) 307-9118

Legal Services Chief (858) 307-9130

Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Coordinator  (858) 307-9130

Information regarding MCI West courts-martial


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 Office of General Counsel.



Provides the Commanding Officer and staff accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel on environmental and land use issues, including environmental compliance and natural and cultural resource management, land use, and real property law.


Shares responsibility and coordinates with MCAS Miramar 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.


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 appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilian human resources offices on legal and policy issues, and serves as the agency representative in labor and employment litigation.


Provides accurate, effective, and timely legal advice and counsel to support command MCCS operations.


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.


Receives and processes requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, regarding matters falling within the scope of the other practice areas.



Counsel - 858-307-1885

Associate Counsel – 858-307-1916
Paralegal - 858-307-1928

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer
Attn:  Office of Counsel
MCAS Miramar
P. O. Box 452001
San Diego, CA  92145-2001


How to Submit a FOIA Request


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 United States Code (USC) 552, allows an individual (regardless of nationality), a private organization or company, or a local, state, or foreign government to seek access to Executive Branch agency records, such as those held by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Each federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records.

All agencies of the U.S. Government are required to disclose records properly requested in writing, except those records that are protected from disclosure pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions.

The FOIA does not require Federal Agencies to answer questions, render opinions, or provide subjective evaluations.

The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies. Any requests for state or local government records should be directed to the appropriate state or local government agency.

As a component of the Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42G, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42G), governs the Marine Corps FOIA program.

The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar Staff Judge Advocate’s Office is a location where a FOIA requester can submit a written request for records pertaining to MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA.


  1. In your letter or e-mail, state that you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  2. Describe the specific record(s) you are seeking with enough detail so that a knowledgeable official of the activity may locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Such detail should include descriptive information, time frame to be searched, etc… Because most Marine Corps records are not retained permanently, the more information provided, the better opportunity there is to determine if the records still exist. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time the request is submitted to be considered.

  3. State your willingness to pay all fees or those up to a specified amount or provide a justification to support a fee waiver. Agreements to pay fees are considered to be up to $250, unless another amount is specified. Currently we charge search, review (for commercial requesters only), and duplication costs.

  4. If you prefer to use a FOIA request form, click here.

  5. Your request must Include your name and complete postal mailing address.

  6. Sign your request (if sending by mail).

Submit your FOIA Request by e-mail to:

If by mail, send to:

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Attn: FOIA Coordinator

PO BOX 452001

San Diego, CA 92145

Phone Number: (858) 307-9130

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar