Public Affairs Officer (Code 00PA)


The Public Affairs Officer (PAO) informs the American public, the international audience and the internal military audience about activities involving the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and the military justice process. The PAO also coordinates and provides media coverage of JAG Corps events.

The PAO is the primary point of contact for all media and public inquiries.


The PAO functions as the national / international media point of contact. The PAO develops or adapts a JAG / NLSC communications strategy to ensure accurate and effective information reaches the external and internal audiences. The PAO researches, writes, reviews and edits articles, press releases and speeches for the command and publishes the JAG Magazine, JAG Radio and JAG TV. The PAO also has authority over the JAG Corps Web site.

Contact Public Affairs

Mailing Address:
Public Affairs Officer (Code 00PA)
1322 Patterson Ave., Suite 3000
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
Phone Numbers:
Comm: (202) 685-5493
DSN: 325-5493
0730 – 1630
Monday – Friday