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U.S. Army Trial Defense Service 


Mission:  “Defending Those Who Defend America”

USATDS provides specified defense counsel services for Army personnel, whenever required by law or regulation and authorized by The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) or TJAG’s designee.

Duties of USATDS:

Priority I:
1. Special and General Courts-Martial representation
2. Article 32, UCMJ, representation; and
3. Counseling of pretrial confinees.

Priority II:
1. Counseling IAW Article 31/Miranda/Tempia requirements
2. Counseling with regard to Summary Courts-Martial (SCM)
3. Formal Article 15, UCMJ, counseling;
4. Representation and counseling of officers recommended for elimination UP of AR 600-8-24
5. Counseling of officers desiring to submit a resignation in lieu of administrative elimination or Resignation for the Good of the Service Pending General Court-Martial
6. Representation and counseling of enlisted Soldiers recommended for involuntary separation UP of AR 635-200
7. Representation and counseling for reduction boards based on misconduct.

Location: Building 127 Forrest Road, Fort Campbell, KY 42223

Mailing Address:


Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
ATTN: U.S. Army Trial Defense Service
HQ 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, KY 42223-5211

Hours of Operation:

MONDAY   0930 – 1130 Article 15 Briefing / Attorney Consultations
TUESDAY   0930 – 1130 Article 15 Briefing / Attorney Consultations
WEDNESDAY 0930 – 1130 Chapter Briefing / Attorney Consultations
THURSDAY 0930 – 1130 Chapter Briefing / Attorney Consultations

Contact TDS:

Phone: (270) 798-4417 / 0769
FAX: (270) 798-5144


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