The Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) is the legal advisor and counsel to the Commanding Officer. Additionally, the SJA is the Command Ethics Counselor. The SJA exercises these responsibilities by direct control over the subordinate branches of the office. The Deputy SJA is the Judge Advocate’s principal assistant and performs the duties of the SJA in the SJA’s absence.
Federal Tort Claims Act Claims Procedures
Please submit claims to the Civil Law clerk for processing.
Enclosures to Federal Tort Claims :
All claims must be submitted using the SF95.
Electronic Funds Transfer
The Electronic Funds Transfer form is mandatory for all claims. All personal property claim settlements will be done by the Electronic Funds Transfer method. Claim settlement checks are no longer sent to claimants.
Optional Documentation, for use as needed:
This form is for anyone authorized to act on behalf of the company or corporation filing the claim.
This form is authorizing an attorney to act on behalf of the claimant.
This form is for the claimant to authorize their insurance company to recover the insurance deductible.
Personal Property Claims
For use by Active Duty members of the armed forces for claims against the Government. DD Form 1842 and DD Form 1844 both need to be filled out and submitted together.
Electronic Funds Transfer
DD Form 1842
DD Form 1844
Optional Documentation, for use on an as needed basis:
Computer Repair Form
Electronic Repair Form
Motor Vehicle Accident Report
For use with any claim involving or resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
For more information Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron Command investigations, please see call the Civil Law attorney at 928-269-3408 for an appointment.
For information on 3dMAW Command Investigations please contact the 3dMAW Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at 858-577-4822.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of information Act (FOIA) 5 USC § 552 allows an individual, a private organization or company, or a local, state, or foreign government to seek access to Executive Branch agency records, such as those held by the Marine Corps. As a component of the Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, Department of the Navy FOIA Program, governs the Marine Corps FOIA program and is codified at 32 CFR, part 701.
FOIA Information Page
VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
MCAS Yuma's Victim and Witness Assistance Program
MCAS Yuma’s Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and are afforded their rights throughout the criminal justice process – from the first report of a crime through any period of confinement adjudged by a court-martial.