Fort Detrick
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

Phone: 301-619-6598
DSN: 343-6598
Ethics Counselor: 301-619-2263

521 Fraim Street
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702

Mon-Fri: 0730-1630


The Ethics Counselor provides advice and opinions to Headquarters Command, Staff, and civilian government employees regarding all aspects of ethics, procurement integrity, post-employment restrictions, and employment outside the government, questions regarding gifts and travel, and conducts extensive annual ethics training. The Ethics Counselor can be reached at 301-619-2263.

Ethics Library

Filing the OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form

All OGE 450 filings must be done via the on-line filing system. FDM 450 may be accessed at A filer e-signs his or her report using the Common Access Card (CAC). FDM 450 requires advance registration of filers and supervisors. All filers and supervisors should contact the ethics counselor at 301-619-6598 for registration instructions, if not already registered in the system.

Please note that supervisors have a responsibility to determine which of their subordinates must file a report. Consult the guidance below in the Ethics Library on who should file the OGE Form 450. Submissions must receive supervisor review and e-signature prior to being forwarded, through the on-line system, to the Ethics Counselor of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

The period covered by the form is 1 January through 31 December. For further information contact the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Ethics Counselor at 301-619-6598.