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Staff Judge Advocate (JAG Office)

The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate for the Tennessee National Guard is committed to enhancing the readiness of servicemembers of the Tennessee National Guard as well as protecting and enhancing their morale and welfare, by providing professional and timely legal assistance to all eligible servicemembers, their family and military retirees.


The responsibilities of JAG Officers in the Tennessee National Guard include protecting our rights and laws, as well as advising and defending our Soldiers and Airmen. They investigate, prosecute and defend those charged with crimes in the military, provide legal advice for Tennessee National Guard servicemembers and work with international contracts. The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate operates the Joint Legal Assistance Center. Soldiers and Airmen seeking legal assistance should contact:

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Staff Judge Advocate

Room 102, Houston Barracks

3041 Sidco Drive

Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 313-3085 or (615) 313-3054

Joint Legal Assistance Center


The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate for the Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen with legal questions or difficulties may contact the Legal Assistance Center for help. Servicemembers from other components or states are handled on a space available basis, and should contact their closest active duty legal assistance office, which can be located here.


Soldiers and Airman facing adverse administrative action, such as a reduction or separation, should contact the Trial Defense Service at (615) 313-3054.


The Legal Assistance Center cannot provide legal advice in the areas of military justice, private business transactions, claims or litigation against the government, employment issues (USERRA issues excepted), and matters traditionally handled by the private bar, such as personal injury cases. In addition, the Legal Assistance Center is prohibited from providing in court representation.


The Legal Assistance Center is located in Room 105, Houston Barracks. To make an appointment to speak with an attorney, call (615) 313-3085 or (615) 313-3054, or send an email with the following information: Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Rank, Unit, Status (Active Duty, AGR, M-Day, Tech, Retired), and Telephone Number.


Contact the Joint Public Affairs Office at:  615-313-0633




In Tennessee, if you or another Servicemember you know is in crisis, call (855) 435-7492 for assistance 24 hours a day,  7 days a week.


If this is a sexual assault issue, contact:



M-F 0700-1700hrs


Safe Helpline

(877) 995-5247

After Hours Support

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