The Office of the Command Judge Advocate provides legal advice to the command and staff at Carlisle Barracks and the U.S. Army War College.  Our mission is to provide the means to achieve the command's objectives within the law. We provide timely, accurate and professional legal support to commanders, staff, Soldiers and civilians in the core legal disciplines practiced by Judge Advocates:  Legal Assistance, Claims, Military Justice, Administrative Law, International Law, Civil Law, and Operational Law.

Legal Assistance:

Legal assistance is by appointment only.  You must be Active Duty, Retiree, and/or dependents with a valid military identification card to seek assistance.  Our office will prepare and execute Wills and Power of Attorneys.  Other services would be for information only.  We are unable to represent anyone in civilian court.  We can assist in finding you a civilian attorney to assist you in your personal matters.

Command Judge Advocate: 717-245-3967
Legal Assistance Attorney: 717-245-4940
Installation Labor Law Attorney: 717-245-4401
Government Contract/Fiscal Law Attorney: 717-245-4655
Legal Assistant: 717-245-4940
Senior Claims Examiner: 717-245-3242

Legal Assistance Information Documents:

Estate Planning Questionnaire

Estate Planning Information Paper

Probate

Power of Attorneys

Lease Information Paper

Service Member Civil Relief Act

Bankruptcy

Debt Collection

Family Support

Guardianship

Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act

Financial Disclosure Management (FDM):

2017 Online Army Ethics Training
Determining Which Positions Should File A Confidential Financial Disclosure Report_ A Worksheet (August 2009
Who is Required to File the OGE 450 IP
OGE Form 450
OGE Form 278e

Claims:

          Important Claims Information

Carlisle Barracks Tax Center: 

The Carlisle Barracks all-volunteer Tax Assistance Center is officially open for the 2022 tax season.

The Tax Center is available to U.S. military enlisted personnel, warrant officers, company-grade officers (grades O-1 to O-3), and family members with a gross income below $47,000 when filing single, or $57,000 when filing jointly, and to retirees 75-years or older, or the widowed spouses of military members or retirees.

Services are provided by appointment only and scheduled two weeks in advance. A new week's schedule opens every Monday. Appointments are based on volunteer availability and fill up fast. Clients can call between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 717-245-3986, or stop by the Legal Assistance Office to schedule an appointment. You will need to fill out an Intake form upon arrival for your appointment.

For the Tax Center to better assist you, please bring the following documents to your appointment:

- Two forms of identification (i.e., Military ID card, driver's license, passport, or state-issued identification

- All forms of income (i.e., W-2, 1099-DIV, 1099-G, 1099-INT, 1099-MISC, SSA-1099, etc.)

- Expenses (i.e., Student Loans/Tuition, Business, Child Care, Medical, Move, Charity, etc.)

- IRS Intake and Interview Sheet (emailed once an appointment is scheduled)

- Social Security cards for self and dependents (if applicable)

- Your bank's routing and account numbers

- Your 2021 state and federal return

- Form 8332 (If applicable)

- All receipts (If intending to itemize)

- Closing documents (If you purchased or sold a home)

- Investment and brokerage account documents

- Any documents reporting a withholding

In accordance with Executive Order 13991, DoD guidance, and Army War College and Carlisle Barracks policy, a universal indoor masking policy is in effect, regardless of vaccination status, for students, employees, and visitors.

Although the volunteer staff is trained and certified, there are areas where their ability to assist is limited. These areas include but are not limited to international income, multiple rental properties, and the sale of a house in the tax year 2021.

The last day of the Tax Center will be Apr. 15. The Tax Center will not do electronic filling that day. It will be paper only.

Don't hesitate to contact the tax center with questions about required documents, eligibility for services, or other tax-related questions at 717-245-3986.

Alternate Resources to File Tax Return

All active-duty military members may prepare and file federal and state tax returns via Military OneSource at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/tax-resource-center/miltax-military-tax-services.

Others, including military retirees, may self-prepare their federal and state returns using commercial software available at the following IRS Website https://www.irs.gov/e-file-providers/efile-with-commercial-software.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation services for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year. IRS awards matching funds to these support organizations that offer free tax preparation services during the tax filing season at locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In accordance with AR 27-2 para. 3-5(h)(2), Legal Assistance offices can assist eligible members with their taxes.

More VITA program information at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-vita-grant-program.