The transportation officer has the responsibility for providing necessary transportation for
military personnel, their dependents, their baggage and their pets. All questions and problems within
this area may appropriately be referred to him.
Judge Advocate and/or Legal Assistance Officer is responsible for furnishing legal assistance
and advice to military personnel and their dependents. This officer supervises military justice within the
command and reviews and recommends action on all claims. The chaplain will make referral to or seek
the advice of the judge advocate or the legal assistance officer on all questions involving law or court
The chaplain is also familiar with the medical organization of the unit or installation to which he
is assigned. The chaplain is not qualified to diagnose or treat physical ailments and should never
attempt it even in minor cases. These should be referred to the proper Medical Service agency, as
should cases involving severe emotional disturbances. Problems involving sanitation, health and the
condition of food should also be referred to Medical Services.
Units below division level will seldom have a civil affairs unit as an organic part of the
organization. There will, however, be civil affairs personnel from division, corps, or higher echelons
administering civil affairs in local areas within the battle group and battalion zone of operation. If there
is no civil affairs representation, the S3 of the brigade or battalion will be the officer responsible for
handling civil affairs matters. At division and higher echelons, civil affairs activities are under the
supervision of the assistant chief of staff, G5. Problems in the following area should be referred to the
civil affairs office:
Problems involving civilian clergy.
The use, disposal or repair of civilian religious property, or the use of government
property by civilian religious organizations.
Relief, welfare supplies and money for civilian aid including the support and care of
orphanages and hospitals.
It is the right of all military personnel as members of the Department of the Army to present to
the military authorities, orally or in writing, their individual complaints, grievances, or requests for
assistance of any nature. This is done through the Inspector General.