Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison (OCLL)

Office of the Secretary of the Army

The Army's Liaison to Congress

The Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison (OCLL) is the largest legislative affairs organization in the Department of Defense. Charged with integrating the Army’s congressional efforts, the members of OCLL support Army communications with Congress. OCLL accomplishes its mission in a variety of ways. It prepares Army senior leaders to testify before Congress and serves as a conduit for Army leaders to inform Congress on Army programs. OCLL ensures timely and accurate responses to congressional inquiries, supports legislative initiatives, and conducts congressional travel to Army locations around the world.

OCLL and the Army

The people of OCLL are its strength. They ensure the Army relationship with Congress remains relevant. OCLL draws from civilians and military officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, from every component and branch within the Army. OCLL proudly serves as members of the Army legislative community working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works (USACE-CW) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management, Budget Liaison (SAFM-BUL) to foster a relationship with Congress and ensure the Army has the authorizations and resources to fight and win. Be All You Can Be Find Your Career in the U.S. Army | The Army's Vision and Strategy Army Organization Army 101 Quality of Life


  • MG Trevor Bredenkamp Chief Legislative Liaison MG Trevor Bredenkamp
  • Kathryn M. Yurkanin Principal Deputy Chief Legislative Liaison Kathryn M. Yurkanin

Mission, Vision, and Priorities

OCLL Vision To be the most effective, trusted, and responsive legislative affairs team in the Department of Defense. OCLL Mission Enhance congressional trust and confidence and broaden congressional understanding of the Army to gain the required authorities and resources that support Army people, modernization, and readiness. OCLL Priorities Facilitate communication with congress Inform Army Leaders Maintain Positive Relationships Provide consistency in Army messaging Forge a Legislative Team of Teams


Army Legislation Coordination

A Brief History of OCLL

Read "The Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison - A Brief History" from the U. S. Army Center of Military History.

Army Congressional Fellowship Program

Link to AR 1-202 Army Congressional Fellowship Program in the Army Publishing Directorate.

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Contact the Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison

Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison 1600 Army Pentagon Washington, D.C. 20310 Phone: 703-697-6767 Senate Liaison Office 183 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-2881 House Liaison Office 2024 Rayburn House Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-685-2676
For Congressional staff seeking inquiry assistance, please call our casework team at (703) 697-838 or submit a casework request to: