Donald J. Names

Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Manpower & Reserve Affairs
Department of the Navy


Mr. Names is the Deputy Assistant General Counsel (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (M&RA), in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of the Navy. He assumed the responsibilities of this position in May 2014. The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) (M&RA) is the chief legal adviser for the Department of the Navy in civilian personnel law matters, and provides guidance, oversight direction and coordination to OGC, the Judge Advocate General Central Office, Command and field attorneys with respect to substantive legal matters in all areas of civilian personnel law. As the Deputy AGC (M&RA), Mr. Names supervises a staff of attorneys in various locations in all aspects of military and civilian personnel law, to include EEO, labor law, and the many ancillary laws governing compensation, conditions and benefits of appropriated and non-appropriated fund employment. Mr. Names previously served as Counsel for the Office of Civilian Human Resources from September 2007 to April 2014. As OCHR Counsel he served as the principal legal adviser to the staff of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Civilian Human Resources), and the Director, OCHR. Mr. Names received his undergraduate degree in Linguistics in 1982 from the University of California, San Diego, and his J.D. in 1986 from American University, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Bar Associations of both Virginia and the District of Columbia.


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