Senior Leaders Legal Course

Welcome Aboard

On behalf of Naval Justice School (NJS), welcome to Senior Leaders Legal Course (SLLC). If you are unable to attend the SLLC, please notify the NJS Registrar, Captain Steven M. Evans, USMC, as soon as possible (his contact information is below). Please bring Captain Steven M. Evans a copy of your travel orders on the first day of class.

Course Description

The Senior Leader Legal Course is a two and half day course designed to prepare O-5 and O-6 commanding officers, executive officers, and senior enlisted leaders/advisors for the legal issues they will likely face as a command triad and team. Previously, the SLLC was called the Senior Officer Course (SOC). NJS has integrated the SOC with the Senior Enlisted Legal Course (SELC) into the SLLC. The SELC will no longer be offered. Senior enlisted should register for the SLLC for their legal training when detailed to a SEL/SEA billet. The topics covered include: investigations, non-punitive measures, non-judicial punishment, administrative separations, officer misconduct, military justice, sexual harassment, sexual assault, ethics, civilian personnel, political activity, overseas legal issues, gifts, fundraising, and legal assistance.

Course Schedule

Instruction will begin on the commence date listed in your orders or as otherwise directed at 0730 on the first day and will end no later than 1400 on the third day. You must attend all instruction in order to receive credit for completing the course. Please schedule your travel plans accordingly. Additionally, the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) made this course mandatory for all Navy captains en route to command. Requests for a waiver of this policy should be routed to CNP as soon as possible. A sample course schedule is located here.

Course MATERIALS

The primary resource used in instructing the SLLC is the USN/USMC Commander's Quick Reference Legal Handbook (QUICKMAN)

This guide provides procedural information to assist commander's with legal matters within their command. While this guide serves as a useful tool to spot and develop solutions for legal issues, it is not a substitute for the informed advice of a judge advocate. This reference, like all reference material, is meant as a guide and is not, by itself, authoritative legal or regulatory information. Statutes and service regulations always supersede contradictory guidance that may be contained in this reference. Under all circumstances, commanders ‐ whether utilizing this guide or not ‐ are strongly urged to contact a judge advocate to seek personal guidance in handling all legal issues that may arise in execution of command responsibilities.

Location

NJS is located in Building 360 onboard Naval Station Newport. Signs will be posted at NJS directing you to the classroom. Driving directions and information on the Newport area are available here. If flying, the closest major airport is T. F. Green Airport (PVD), Providence, Rhode Island. Ground transportation options from PVD may be found at www.pvdairport.com.

Lodging

All students must reserve their lodging using www.dodlodging.net or call 1-877-NAVY-BED (628-9233). If all rooms are booked, a Certificate of Non-Availability will be issued.

Uniform

The uniform of the day for this course will be Service Khaki or Navy Working Uniform for U.S. Navy Officers and Woodland or Desert Camouflage Uniform for U.S. Marine Corps Officers depending on the season and U.S. Marine Corps guidance.

NMCI access

Students desiring NMCI access while onboard NJS will need their CAC, NMCI password, and domain name. Access instructions will be provided.

PERSONAL WiFi Devices

Personal WiFi devices will have INTERNET access at NJS. A password will be provided by your course coordinator at the outset of the course.

Gate Time

With varying security measures in place at Naval Station Newport, please allow extra time when entering through the gate.

Point of Contact

If you have any questions prior to your arrival, please contact any of the following staff members:

  • Major Gregory Funk, SLLC Program Manager, at DSN 841-3800 x121, (401) 841-3800 x121, or gregory.funk--at--navy.mil.
  • Captain Steven M. Evans, Naval Justice School, (NJS) Registrar, steven.m.evans1@navy.mil
  • NJS Command Duty Officer at (401) 862-9373 (24-hour access mobile)

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Locations & Contact Info

Naval Justice School
360 Elliot St.
Newport, RI 02841
Registrar: (401) 841-3800, ext. 131
NJS Detachment Norfolk, Virginia
1683 Gilbert St., Suite 340
Bldg. J-50
Norfolk, VA 23511-2780
Registrar: (757) 444-5641
NJS Detachment San Diego, California
3975 Norman Scott Rd.
Bldg. 3290, 5th Deck
San Diego, CA 92136
Registrar: (619) 556-8380
NJS Branch Office Charlottesville, Virginia
The Judge Advocate General’s School and Legal Center (Army)
600 Massie Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Comm: (434) 971-3375