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The Secretary of the Navy has custody and charge of all DON books, records, and property. Under DOD Directive 5530.1 of 22 August 1983 (NOTAL), the Secretary of the Navy’s sole delegate for service of process is the General Counsel of the Navy. See 32 C.F.R. ยง 257.5(c). All process for such documents shall be served via certified mail or Federal Express upon the: General Counsel of the Navy, Navy Litigation Office, 720 Kennon Street SE, Bldg 36 Room 233, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374- 5013, (202) 685-7039, who will refer the matter to the proper delegate for action.   Source: SECNAVINST 5820.8A

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