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MCAS Iwakuni VWAP Program
MCAS Iwakuni's Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and are afforded their rights throughout the criminal justice process – from the first report of a crime through any period of confinement adjudged by a court-martial.

The Marine Corps VWAP instruction is contained at Chapter 6 of the LEGADMINMAN, click: MCO P5800.16A.

Victim Witness Liaison Officer

Captain Izac Ossiander is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for MCAS Iwakuni and acts as the Commanding Officer, MCAS Iwakuni’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the station.  In that capacity, Capt Ossiander chairs the VWAP Council, manages and maintains a list of all unit Victim Witness Assistance Coordinators and other station Victim Witness Representatives, provides liaison with local civilian services for victims of crime, tracks all services provided and is the central point of contact for the station program.

Pursuant to Marine Corps Directives, each office or agency which provides services to victims and witnesses (see list below) appoints a Victim Witness Assistance Representative and each unit (Battalion and Squadron level and above) appoints a Victim Witness Assistance Coordinator (VWAC).  The VWAC and other representatives are responsible for that unit or office’s part of the base VWAP.

Capt Ossiander can be contacted at DSN 315-253-5591/Comm (0827)79-5591/Int’l Comm 011-81-827-79-5591 or click here to email him.

Base Services For Victims and Witnesses
MCAS Iwakuni Chaplians offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.

DSN 253-3371 (Comm 0827 79 3371)
Duty Cell Phone 080-6612-9244

Legal Assistance

The MCAS Iwakuni Legal Assistance office provides legal assistance for family matters such as divorce and child support and can provide referral to civilian attorneys when needed.

DSN 253-5591 (Comm 0827 79 5591)
Int’l Comm 011-81-827-79-5591

Prosecution/Military Justice Office

The Legal Services Support Team-Okinawa, Military Justice Office provides legal advice and support to all MCAS Iwakuni tenant commands in the prosecution of Marines and sailors in general, special, and summary courts-martial.  Rights and services afforded by the military justice office to victims and witnesses during the criminal trial process include: the right to be present at all public court proceedings, the right to be contacted about the proposed dismissal of any and all charges, the right to be consulted on decisions not to prosecute, the right to be contacted regarding the proposed terms of any negotiated plea, and the right to be notified of the acceptance of a guilty plea, or any conviction, sentencing and imprisonment of the accused.

DSN 645-3065 (Comm 6117-45-3065)
Int’l Comm 011-81-6117-45-3065

MCRD Iwakuni Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement

NCIS, CID, and PMO provide investigative services for criminal offenses.  Criminal investigators and law enforcement personnel are responsible for providing victims and witnesses of crimes with the initial information under the VWAP and ensuring they have points of contact for all available services and assistance under the VWAP.

NCIS - 253-5580/5589/4551
CID - 253-3139 (Duty 080-6612-9256)
PMO Desk Sgt - 253-3303/3432

Victim Advocacy Support Program

MCAS Iwakuni’s Victim Advocates respond to sexual assault and domestic violence incidences 24/7 by providing supportive and advocacy services for the victim.

253-4526/5869 M-F 0730-1630.
Holidays and Weekends contact PMO

Correctional Facilities(Brigs)

Military brigs house inmates before, during, and after the trial.  An accused service member placed in pretrial confinement, or sentenced to 30 days or less of confinement is housed at the MCAS Iwakuni Brig.  Post-trial inmates will be sent to the Okinawa Brig, Camp S. D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan.  As a victim or a witness, upon request you will be afforded the right to receive notifications regarding changes in the status of an inmate including: release, parole, transfer, and death.

MCAS Iwakuni: Comm 011-81-827-79-3412
MCB Okinawa:  Comm 011-81-611-723-4948


MCAS Iwakuni’s Branch Medical Clinic provides medical services for military personnel and their family members.  

Information:  253-5571
Appontments: 253-3445