Department of Defense Education Activity

General Counsel



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.

Employees' Guide

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Not positive that what you're about to do is appropriate?
Contact the OGC and ask your ethics official. As an additional guide the OGC makes available the "Employees' Guide to the Standards of Conduct". This general summary of the rules will help guide you...more



New to DoDEA?

Mandatory Ethics TrainingMandatory Ethics Training: All new DODEA employees are required to attend initial ethics orientation within the first 90 days of employment. You will receive an email with a link to complete the training within the first two weeks of employment.

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