DOD D 5145.4 2012 Edition, April 16, 2012
Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA)
PURPOSE. This Directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 5145.4 (Reference (a)) to update the mission, responsibilities and functions, organization and management, relationships, authorities, and administration of the DLSA, pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense by sections 113, 191, and 192 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (b)).
a. This Directive applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. The provisions of subparagraphs 6.f.(6) and 6.f.(7) of this Directive also apply to the U.S. Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a service in the Department of Homeland Security, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in accordance with Office of Management and Budget Memorandum (Reference (c)).