The mission of the Fort Sill Claims Office is to investigate, adjudicate, and settle claims filed both on behalf of the United States and against the United States. These include personnel claims, tort claims, affirmative claims, and Article 139 claims.
Personnel claims arise from damage to personal property incident to service. These claims include damage to household goods during shipment as well as claims for damage in on-post quarters caused by fire, flood, unusual occurrence, theft, or vandalism.
Tort claims are claims arising out of personal injury, wrongful death or property damage allegedly caused by the negligence of a government employee acting within the scope of his or her employment. Tort Claims include both medical malpractice and some motor vehicle accidents.
Affirmative Claims include medical care recovery claims and property damage claims. For example, if a servicemember or family member is injured in a motor vehicle accident and the government provides medical care, the Claims Office will make a demand for the cost of the medical care to the person responsible for the accident. As another example, if an individual destroys a stop sign on post, the government will seek the cost of replacing the stop sign.
Finally, the Claims Office processes claims made under Article 139, UCMJ, for wrongful taking or willful destruction of property by a servicemember.
Various forms, pamphlets, and information papers are located below for your convenience.