Defense Service Office (DSO) Pacific


Defense Service Office Pacific (DSO Pacific) provides the highest quality legal representation to military service members as efficiently as possible, consistent with our ethical obligation to represent our clients zealously. We represent service members at Administrative Separation Boards, Boards of Inquiry and Courts-Martial, in addition to providing advice to service members on defense-related topics such as nonjudicial punishment.


If you need the assistance of a defense attorney, please contact us for more information. Be prepared to provide an email and/or phone number where you can be reached for scheduling an appointment or to set up an initial consultation. You will also need to submit a request for services.

Defense Services

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Defense / Personal Representative Services Addendum for more information about defense services. All communications with and advice from our office is strictly confidential and privileged.

If you need assistance with any of these issues, download the Request for Services and contact us.

  • Administrative Separations
  • Article 31b Rights
  • Article 32 Investigations
  • Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Confinement
  • Misconduct Allegations / Investigations
  • Complaints of Wrongs
  • Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP)/Office Hours
  • Post-Trial Matters (Appeals, Clemency)

How to Obtain a Remote Appointment

Service members may seek a remote consultation if restricted, underway, or otherwise unavailable to conduct a walk-in appointment. Service members seeking a remote consultation should scan and email a completed request for services form, a copy of the front and back of their military identification card, and any documents related to the reason for which they are seeking advice (e.g., NJP advisement/results, detachment for cause letter, or administrative separation notice) via encrypted email or DoD Safe ( The office will then coordinate a time to call when you can speak privately and confidentially with an attorney.

Walk-in Procedure

Appointments are optimal. However, defense clients (suspected or accused of misconduct or being subjected to administrative proceedings) may walk in for a consultation with defense counsel. Please refer to the contact information below for the available walk-in hours for each location. During walk-in hours, service members have the opportunity to consult with defense counsel regarding pre- and post-nonjudicial punishment advice, summary court-martial advice, Article 138 and 1150 complaints, administrative separation processing, hardship discharges, and suspect's rights. Although a defense counsel is available for consultation, the attorney and service member will not form an attorney-client relationship except in unusual circumstances.

If you are coming to see an attorney as a walk-in, be sure to bring any documents given to you related to the reason you are seeking advice. Simply come to our office and complete an intake form. Every effort will be made for you to speak with an attorney as quickly as possible.

Command Requests for Counsel or Services

Commands requesting that an attorney be detailed to an administrative separation board should complete the request for counsel and send it via encrypted e-mail to, including all required enclosures, to the office that services your location. Email addresses for those locations are listed above. Commands will be notified via email as soon as defense counsel is assigned. If there are exigent circumstances that may affect scheduling the board, please let us know of those circumstances when sending the request.

Branch Offices & Detachments

PSC 476, Box 76
FPO, AE 96322

US: 011-81-95-650-2117


(315) 252 - 2117

Duty Phone (Japan):

(090) 9365 - 1408

Duty Phone (US): 011-81-90-9365-1408

Walk-In Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday from 1300-1500

PSC 455, Box 175
FPO, AP 96540-2200


(315) 339 - 6067

Walk-In Hours:

Walk-In Hours: Monday & Wednesday 1000-1200

850 Willamette St, Bldg. 1746, Floor 2
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-5109


(315) 473 - 1400

Walk-In Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday from 0900-1100