The SAUSA Section is staffed by one or more judge advocates nominated to and appointed by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, the judge advocates assigned to the section prosecute, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, misdemeanors and felonies committed by civilians aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and the vicinity.
The SAUSA presents indictments to Grand Juries and files criminal information, as well as other documents necessary to carry out the federal prosecution function.
The Chief SAUSA serves as the office liaison to the U.S. Marshals Office and the Federal Probation Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina.