Staff Judge Advocate Content

Below are references that deployed SJAs have identified as important documents to have on hand while advising a deployed command.  The documents range from operational materials to ethics and military justice.  Feel free to download the references that you believe will be useful for quick reference.  This resource library is updated regularly, however if you need to verify a resource as current please contact the Center for Law and Military Operations (CLAMO) Navy Liaison at 434-971-3382.  In addition, CLAMO also has the ability to mail hard copies of some of these materials upon request.

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Type Subject
OPLAW Operational Law Handbook (TJAGLCS pub, 2017)
OPLAW Commander’s Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations (NWP 1-14M, August 2017 edition)
OPLAW Annotated Supplement to the Commander’s Handbook on the LONO (1997 edition)
OPLAW Maritime Claims Reference Manual, combined alphabetical listing, updated April 2017
OPLAW UN Convention on Law of the Sea
OPLAW Deployed MAGTF Judge Advocate Handbook (TJAGLCS pub, 2013 edition)
OPLAW CLAMO Piracy Binder
OPLAW CUES document (Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea)
OPLAW San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea
OPLAW San Remo ROE Handbook
OPLAW DoD Law of War Manual (June 2015 edition)
OPLAW SROE unclassified, CJCSI 3121.01B
OPLAW “INCSEA” - OPNAVINST 5711.96C, United States/Russian Federation Incidents at Sea and Dangerous Military Activities Agreements
OPLAW COLREGS - International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) DoD Directive 5100.46, Foreign Disaster Relief
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Security Assistance Management Manual (ch. 12 “Humanitarian Assistance, Mine Action, and Foreign Disaster Relief Programs)
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) JTF Commander’s Foreign Disaster Relief Handbook (GTA 90-01-030)
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) DoD Instruction 1100.21, Voluntary Services in the DoD
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) DoD Instruction 3003.01, DoD Support to Civil Search and Rescue (SAR)
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) NTTP 3-50.1, Navy SAR Manual
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) BUMEDINST 3104.2A, Use of Personally Owned Imaging and Recording Devices
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) BUMEDINST 6010.30, Credentialing and Privileging Program
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) BUMED Global Health Engagement Volunteer Guidebook (dtd Jan 2014)
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) NTTP 3-57.3, Navy Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Operations
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) NWP 3-29, Disaster Response Operations (dtd Dec 2011)
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) SECNAVINST 7042.13C, Guidelines for use of LATAM cooperation funds under O&M, Navy Appropriation
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) OPNAVINST 5380.1C, Acceptance and Use of Voluntary Service in the Navy
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) OPNAVINST 5090.1, Environmental Readiness Program Manual (disposing of medical waste)
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) OPNAVINST 6210.2A, Quarantine Regulations of the Navy
FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (FHA) Guiding Principles for Conducting Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Medical Stability Operations (MSOs)
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 1-04, LEGAL SUPPORT TO MILITARY OPERATIONS
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 3-68, NONCOMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATIONS
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 3-29, FOREIGN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 3-32, C2 FOR JOINT MARITIME OPERATIONS
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 3-12, CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 3-02, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
JOINT PUBLICATIONS JOINT PUB. 3-61, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
FISCAL Fiscal Law Deskbook (TJAGLCS pub, 2016 edition)
FISCAL Federal Acquisition Regulation (edition Mar 2005)
FISCAL Navy Marine Corps Acquisition Regulation Supplement (Sept 2014 edition)
FISCAL DoD 7000.14-R, Financial Management Regulation
ETHICS Joint Ethics Regulation (JER)
ETHICS VCNO Annual Ethics Guidance
ETHICS Ethics Counselor Deskbook (TJAGLCS pub, latest edition)
ETHICS OPNAVINST 4001.1F, Gifts
ETHICS SECNAVINST 4001.2J, Gifts
ETHICS CJCS Guide 7210, ORF
ETHICS DoDI 7250.13, ORF
ETHICS Encyclopedia of Ethical Failures (Updated Oct 2014)
ETHICS ALNAV 077/14, Ethics and Contracting Excellence
ETHICS DoDD 1005.13, Gifts and Decorations from Foreign Governments
ETHICS NAVADMIN 232/15, Husbanding Service Provider Process Improvements and Changes
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA Commander’s Legal Handbook (TJAGLCS pub, latest edition)
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA 2015 Navy Marine Military Judge’s Benchbook
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA USN/USMC Commander’s Quickman (2015 edition)
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA Marine Corps Order 1700.28B, Hazing
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA JAGMAN (JAGINST 5800.7F)
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA NJS JAGMAN Investigator’s Handbook
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA JAGMAN IO Guide for Aviation Mishaps
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA JAGINST 5890.1A, Administrative Processing of Claims
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA Foreign Claims Investigations Report
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA MCM
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA MILPERSMAN
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA Medical Records Release
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA DoDD 5515 Assignment of Claims Responsibility
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA DoDI 6490.04, Mental Health Evaluations
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA DoDI 6490.08, Cmd Notification regarding Mental Health evals
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA DoD 6025.18R, DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA Blank Standard Form (SF) 95 for processing claims under the Foreign Claims Act
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA NAVADMIN 178/15, Physical Readiness Program Policy Changes
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA NAVADMIN 182/15, Maternity Leave Policy
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA BUPERSINST 1610.10C, Navy Performance Evaluation System
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA DoD 4515.13-R, Air Transport Eligibility
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA DoDD 4500.56, MILAIR
ADMINISTRATIVE / SJA OPNAVINST 1752-1C, SAPR (updated Aug 2015)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 6110.1J (PRT)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 1754.5B (Family Readiness Groups)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 1752.2B (Family Advocacy Program)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 5350.4D (Drug/Alcohol)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 5370.2C (Fraternization)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 6000.1C (Pregnancy and Parenthood)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 5350.8 (Handheld Alcohol Testing devices)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 5354.1F (EO/Sexual Harassment)
OPNAV INSTRUCTIONS OPNAVINST 1700.16 (Alcoholic Beverage Control)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAV 1920.6C (Officer ADMIN Separation)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAVINST 5720.42F (FOIA definitions, fees, exemptions)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAVINST 5710.22B (Temporary Refuge/Asylum)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAVINST 1610.2A (Hazing)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS Marine Corps Order 1700.28B (Hazing)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAVINST 52.16.5D (Navy Correspondence Manual)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAVINST 5720.44C (Public Affairs Policy)
SECNAV INSTRUCTIONS SECNAV M-5210.2 (SSIC)
DETAINEE MATTERS DoDD 2310.01E, DoD Detainee Program
DETAINEE MATTERS Joint Pub 3-63, Detainee Operations
DETAINEE MATTERS DoDI 2310.08E, Medical for Detainees
DETAINEE MATTERS DoD 2310.01E, Enemy POW
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Congressional Research Service Report, “Government Shutdown: Operations of the DoD During a Lapse in Appropriations,” (dtd 2013)
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OPM Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs (dtd 2013)

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