Soldiers' Military Evaluation Board Counsel (SMEBC) Office



Mission

Advise and represent Soldiers currently undergoing Military Evaluation Board (MEBs) in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) process. Provide outreach to inform Soldiers of the importance of exercising their right to counsel. Provide MEB Counsel support to Community Care Unit (CCU, formerly Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit). Develop professional relationships with other stakeholders [Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLOs), Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB)/CCU, Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC), Ombudsman, etc.] in IDES. Provide traditional Legal Assistance [Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), family law, consumer law, wills, notaries, etc.] to Soldiers while assigned to the WTB or CCU. Provides assistance/counsel up to and including receipt of Informal Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) results and election of formal PEB (additionally maintains responsibility of Veterans Affairs (VA) rating appeals under IDES).

The services of the SMEBC Office are provided without charge.

Walk-in services are available Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for Powers of Attorney and notarizations. Most other issues are handled by appointment only.



Contact Information

  • Soldiers' MEB Counsel Office
    ATTN: MCJA-OSC-MEB
    Bldg 853, IDES (Behind Ireland Army Health Clinic)
    Ireland Avenue & 192d Tank Battalion Road
    Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

    Telephone: 502-624-2603 or 502-624-2310 or 502-624-2423
    DSN: 312-464-2603/2310/2423

    Fax: 502-624-2109

    Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SMEBC Office Brochure

SMEBC Office Informational Papers

Contact Information

Fort Knox
Office of the
Staff Judge Advocate

U.S. Army Cadet
Command & Fort Knox
Bldg 1310
50 Third Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121

Fax: 502-624-2488

Email:
usarmy.knox.tradoc.mbx.sja-information@mail.mil



Administrative Law
Telephone: 502-624-7414
DSN: 312-464-7414
Email:
usarmy.knox.tradoc.mbx.sja-adminlaw@mail.mil

Claims
Tort Claims
Telephone: 502-624-2934
DSN: 312-464-2934

Personnel Claims
Telephone: 502-626-3000
DSN: 312-536-3000

Criminal Law
Telephone: 502-624-2853
DSN: 312-464-2853

Legal Assistance
Telephone: 502-624-2771
DSN: 312-464-2771

Soldier's MEB Counsel Office
Telephone: 502-624-2603
Telephone: 502-624-2310
Telephone: 502-624-2423
DSN: 312-464-2603/2310/2423

Trial Defense Service
Telephone: 502-624-4417
DSN: 312-464-4417