Office of General Counsel

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The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Office of the General Counsel facilitates DoDEA's global educational mission by providing high quality and timely legal advice and counsel, effective advocacy, and creative problem-solving.


To be a premier Defense Legal Services Agency legal office composed of talented, trained, and dedicated professionals located world-wide and working together to support DoDEA's educational mission.

Core Values:

Integrity - Commitment to honesty, fairness, and high ethical standards and being accountable for everything we do.

Excellence - Commitment to proactive customer-focused service of the highest quality.

Continuous Improvement - Commitment to personal and professional growth of each individual and improvement of processes and practices.

Team - Commitment to working collaboratively and valuing the diversity of members to maximize team synergy.

New to DoDEA?
desks Mandatory Ethics Training:

All new DODEA employees are required to attend initial ethics orientation within the first 90 days of employment. New Employees Ethics Orientation will be held the first Monday of the first pay period of each month. For Headquarters the location is the OGC Team Room on the 4th floor.

The dates are:

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 19 (The 5th is Labor Day)
  • October 3
  • November 14
  • December 12

For employees in the Areas please contact your specific area OGC.

In addition, OGC is providing an "ethics focus series" covering a different topic each month. For a complete list of dates, times and specific topics, please visit the OGC Intranet page.

For additional information regarding the ethics program, please contact your local

Ethics Online Training Information

If you are unable to attend a live ethics training session, the computer-based training module can be accessed at Click on "User Login" and then "Agree". Select your location and click "Login" and click "Okay". From the next screen select "Trainings" from the drop down menu and select "Ethics". (bold) NOTE: An active common access card (CAC) is required to access and complete the online training module.

If you have problems accessing the online training or questions regarding the ethics program, please email the

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