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Seal for NLSC.
Seal for NLSC.

The Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) is an Echelon 2 command of the United States Navy.  The NLSC mission is to deliver decisive legal solutions to the Fleet, Sailors, and their families.  By enabling operations, promoting force readiness, and preserving good order and discipline, NLSC works to ensure the Navy can fight and win at sea.

Within NLSC, Region Legal Service Offices, Defense Service Offices, and the Victims’ Legal Counsel Program deliver a wide range of assistance -- legal advice, Fleet services, and military justice support – in their respective areas of responsibility.  They also perform other functions and tasks requested or directed by a competent authority.[1]

The command was led by the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy until 2021, when the offices were separated.[2] Rear Adm. David G. Wilson became the first-ever independent commander of NLSC; he reports to the Chief of Naval Operations.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps".
  3. ^ "Navy JAG Corps Welcomes New Leadership". U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Retrieved 2022-08-01.