Defense Service Office Pacific (DSO PAC)

Mission

We provide the highest quality legal representation to military service members as efficiently as possible, consistent with our ethical obligation to represent our clients zealously. We represent service members at Administrative Separation Boards, Boards of Inquiry and Courts-Martial, in addition to providing advice to service members on defense-related topics such as nonjudicial punishment.

Contact Us First

If you need the assistance of a defense attorney, please contact us for more information. Be prepared to provide an email and/or phone number where you can be reached for scheduling an appointment or to set up an initial consultation.

You will also need to complete a Request for Services.

Legal Services Provided

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before electing from the topics below.  Click on the topic for more information.

If you need assistance with any of these issues, download the Request for Services and contact us.

Military Justice - Defense

Administrative Separations
Article 31b Rights
Article 32 Investigations
Attorney-Client Relationship
Confinement
Convening Authorities
Complaints of Wrongs
Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP)/Office Hours
Post-Trial Matters (Appeals, Clemency)
Right to Counsel
Types of Court-Martial
Military Justice Terms

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information about defense services.

How to Obtain a Remote Appointment

Contact the closest office to you by phone. If you do not know the closest office, contact our headquarters location.

We will ask for a phone number where you can be contacted. If you do not have access to a place where you can have a conversation privately, you will be instructed where to go on-base in order to do so.

You will need to complete a Request for Services prior to the initial consultation.

Walk-in Procedure

Appointments are optimal. However, defense clients (suspected or accused of misconduct or being subjected to administrative proceedings) may walk in for consultation with defense counsel. Please refer to the contact information below for the available walk-in hours for each location. During walk-in hours, service members have the opportunity to consult with defense counsel regarding pre- and post-nonjudicial punishment advice, summary court-martial advice, Article 138 and 1150 complaints, administrative separation processing, hardship discharges and suspect's rights. Although a defense counsel is available for consultation, the attorney and service member will not form an attorney-client relationship except in unusual circumstances.

If you are coming to see an attorney as a walk-in, be sure to bring any documents given to you related to the reason you are seeking advice. Simply come to our office and complete an intake form. Every effort will be made for you to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible.

DSO Pacific HQ

Mailing Address:
PSC 473, Box 14
FPO AP 96349-0014
Contact:
Comm: 011-81-468-16-8903
DSN: 243-8903
Fax: 011-81-468-16-5829
DSN Fax: 243-5829
Duty Officer: 011-81-080-5025-8088
Walk-In Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday
1300-1500
Directions:
The central office of DSO Pacific is located on the second deck of the PSD building, on board Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

Branch Offices & Detachments

Sasebo
Mailing Address:
PSC 476, Box 76
FPO AP 96322
Contact:
Comm in Japan: 0956-50-2117
Comm from US: 011-81-956-50-2117
Fax: 0956-50-2021
DSN: (315) 252-2117
DSN Fax: (315) 252-2021
Duty Officer: 090-9365-1408
Walk-In Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday
1300-1500
Directions:
Bldg. PW 47, 1st Floor (same building as HRO).
Guam
Mailing Address:
PSC 455, Box 175
FPO, AP 96540-2200
Contact:
Comm: (671) 339-6067
DSN: (315) 339-6067
Fax: (671) 339-4200
Duty Officer: (671) 688-3231
Walk-In Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday
1300-1500
Directions:
Naval Base Guam, Building 1A, 1st Floor. We are located at the end of building 1A, opposite side of Branch Medical Office. It is the last door with a large sign hanging in the breezeway that says DSO Pacific Branch Office Guam.
Pearl Harbor
Mailing Address:
850 Willamette St
Bldg. 1746, Floor 2
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5109
Contact:
Comm: (808) 473-1400
DSN: (315) 473-1400
Fax: (808) 473-5982
DSN Fax: (315) 473-0630
Duty Officer: (808) 265-4156
Walk-In Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday
0900-1100
Pearl Harbor Directions from the East:
Take the I-H1 W ramp. Merge onto Interstate H1 W. Merge onto N NIMITZ HWY/HI-92 W via EXIT 15B toward HICKAM AFB/NAVAL BASE. Get to your far right lane (gate guard will be on your driver's side). Follow road until you get to the 4-way traffic lights. This puts you on NORTH ROAD. Turn LEFT onto PEARL HARBOR BLVD. You will pass McDonalds restaurant. Turn LEFT onto WILLAMETTE STREET. You will see a 2-story off white building with 4 short coconut trees on the front lawn.
Pearl Harbor Directions from the West:
Take the I-H1 E toward HONOLULU. Merge onto INTERSTATE H1 E. Merge onto N NIMITZ HWY/HI-92 W via EXIT 15B toward HICKAM AFB/NAVAL BASE. Get to your far right lane (gate guard will be on your driver's side). Follow road until you get to the 4-way traffic lights. This puts you on NORTH ROAD. Turn LEFT onto PEARL HARBOR BLVD. You will pass McDonalds restaurant. Turn LEFT onto WILLAMETTE STREET. You will see a 2-story off white building with 4 short coconut trees on the front lawn.

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