Civil and Administrative Law & Ethics


The Civil and Administrative Law Division provides legal advice to the Army Support Activity Command and Staff, the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area Command and Staff, and partner organizations regarding civil and administrative law matters.

The Civil Law section provides legal advice and serves as the Agency legal representative in the areas of contract and fiscal law, civilian labor and employment law (to include adverse personnel actions), environmental law, and other matters involving civil litigation and federal, state or local agency hearings.

The Administrative Law section provides legal advice and performs legal reviews of command policies, procedures and regulations; real and personal property matters; actions conducted pursuant to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) laws; Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss; Line of Duty Investigations; Inspector General Investigations; military school administrative actions, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requests; Command Investigations conducted pursuant to Army Regulation 15-6; Congressional Inquiries; and providing support to non-Army organizations.

Additionally, the Civil and Administrative Law Division is responsible for managing the Command’s ethics program. This includes providing advice and training to the workforce on ethical responsibilities of federal employees as well as coordinating the completion and review of annual public and confidential Financial Disclosure Reports. The Staff Judge Advocate and the Chief of Civil and Administrative Law Division are appointed agency ethics counselors and are authorized to issue guidance on matters of government ethics (e.g. acceptance of gifts, travel benefits, use of government resource, conflicts of interest, post-government employment restrictions, limitations on seeking private employment while a federal employee, and permissible political activities of federal employees, etc.).

Questions can be directed to the Chief of the Civil and Administrative Law Division at (609)-562-3741.