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7th Army Training Command Staff Judge Advocate

The 7th Army Training Command's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides accurate, responsive and timely legal advice and support to the 7th ATC and its associated units, Soldiers, civilian employees and family members.


OSJA offers a broad range of services, including legal assistance, claims for damaged or destroyed household goods and automobiles and electronic filing of tax returns.

Branch Offices

Ansbach Law Center

  • Location: Katterbach Army Airfield
  • CIV: +49(0) 9802-83-2103
  • DSN: (314) 467-2103
  • Hours of operation: Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. 1-4 p.m. Closed U.S. federal holidays and USAREUR training holidays.
  • Ansbach Law Center
  • Website

Vilseck Law Center

  • Location: Rose Barracks, Bldg. 245
  • CIV: +49(0) 9662-83-2289
  • DSN: (314) 476-2289
  • Hours of operation: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1 p.m.–4 p.m., Closed U.S. federal holidays and USAREUR training holidays.

Hohenfels Law Center

  • Location: Hohenfels, Bldg. 313
  • CIV: +49(0) 9472-83-5565
  • DSN: (314) 520-5565
  • Hours of operation: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Closed U.S. federal holidays and USAREUR training holidays.

Garmisch Law Center

  • Location: Artillery Kaserne, Building 203
  • CIV: +49(0) 9472-83-5565
  • DSN: (314) 520-5565
  • Hours of operation: By appointment only.

Legal Assistance

  • Power of Attorney & Notary Services

    No appointments needed. This service is available only on a walk-in basis.

    Powers of Attorney
    • General Powers of Attorney grant broad authority to your attorney-in-fact (the person you give the power).
    • Special Power of Attorney grants limited, specialized authority to your attorney-in-fact (the person you give the power).
    Notary Services
    • The document to be notarized must be signed in the presence of a notary public.
    • Each person whose signature will be notarized must be present.
    • To set up a Power of Attorney, please bring all relevant and pertinent information (and documentation) like VIN numbers for vehicls or addresses for real estate.

    American Attorney Consultations

    Services are only available by appointment. Request an appointment via email only. Schedule an appointment for consultation on the following topics:

    • Wills, Living Wills, and Medical Powers of Attorney
    • Family Law
    • Military Administrative Actions
    • Economic
    • Consumer Protection
    • Real Property

    The following topics cannot be discussed with our attorneys:

    • Employment Law
    • Private Business Activities
    • Cases Adverse to the U.S. Government or U.S. Military


  • Household Goods

    We process claims that Active Duty Service members, and DA and DoD civilians file against the U.S. Government.

    Shipping Claims

    Full Replacement Value (FRV) is an important benefit for military service members, DA and DoD civilian employees and families. To receive FRV coverage, a claimant must give the Transportation Service Provider (TSP) notice of loss and damage within 75 days of the delivery, and file a claim directly with the TSP within 9 months of the delivery.

    To file a Notice of Loss/Damage and to file your claim, please log-on to www.move.mil.

    Please note, if you comply with the notice and filing deadlines you're entitled to FRV for missing or irreparably damaged items. If your goods are reparable, the carrier may elect to repair the item.

    Loss or damage that you suffer incident to your service may be payable. To learn if you have a payable claim, call your claims office to discuss your particular circumstances.

    Claims personnel can tell you if your claim is payable, and explain your filing requirements. All incident to service losses should be filed directly with your respective Military Services claims office.

    Contact Claims


    CIV: +49(0) 9641-83-8428/6540

    DSN: (314) 475-8428/6540


    CIV: +49(0) 9472-83-2471

    DSN: (314) 466-2471


  • Tax Preparation

    Tax Centers

    7ATC's Tax Center is located at Tower Barracks, Bldg. 214.

    Tax preparation services are provided at U.S. Army installations at Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Garmisch, Vilseck and in Katterbach at USAG Ansbach.

    Tax Season: Feb. 1 — April 21, 2017. The Tax Center will be open for walk-ins, but appointments will still have priority.

    For your Tax Center appointment, please bring the following items and forms:


  • Special Victim Counsel Services

    The Special Victim’s Counsel’s (SVC) mission is to provide victims of sexual assault with confidential legal representation related to issues that may arise as a result of being sexually assaulted. These services are free of charge. SVCs can answer questions about investigations and the legal process; including filing a restricted or unrestricted report, and the right not to make a statement. Conversations with the SVC are privileged and confidential, meaning that generally, the SVC cannot reveal anything without a client’s permission, including a Soldier’s chain of command, law enforcement, other attorneys, the SARC or UVA, or anyone else. The SVC may provide the following services:

    • Accompany clients to and advise me during interviews, examinations, hearings, and court-martial proceedings.
    • Represent a client’s interests in a court-martial as permitted by law.
    • Refer clients to the Trial Defense Service for collateral misconduct, if necessary.
    • Advocate for a client’s interest with Government counsel on disposition options.
    • Assist clients with post-trial submissions to include victim impact statements.
    • Advise clients on collateral civil issues arising from the crime.
    • Provide Legal Assistance services

    Soldiers may speak with a SVC at anytime during the legal, medical, or investigative process. The SVC office is located in the Legal Assistance Office in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (Building 106), on Grafenwoehr (Tower Barracks), Germany. SVCs are available by appointment and walk-ins.

    Special Victims’ Counsel
    Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
    Seventh Army Training Center
    DSN: 314-475-5227
    COMM: 09641-83-5227
    CELL: 01749045690