"Public Service is a public trust"
The Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) is the principal legal advisor to the Commanding General (CG) on all legal matters except matters under the cognizance of the Pacific Area Counsel Office (PACO). The AC/S SJA, as a special staff member, is directly responsible to the CG in matters relating to Administrative Law, Installation Law, Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction, Claims, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the administration of military justice.
The Office of the SJA provides a full range of legal services to include, interpretation of Japanese law, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), Japanese customs and culture which have legal implications, installation/civil law, coordination and administration of claims, administrative law and military justice/criminal law matters.
Fourteen Principles of Ethical Conduct for Federal Employees