The Exchange Legal Status
The Exchange's legal status is unique and complex. As a non-appropriated fund instrumentality, the Exchange enjoys the same sovereign immunity as the rest of the government. However, not every federal regulation applies to the Exchange, even those that apply to installation MWR / Services activities. The Exchange also has internal policies and procedures that may or may not be similar to MWR / Services or other non-appropriated fund activities. Different legal principles apply to the Exchange contractors.
For legal questions regarding the Exchange activities on an installation contact a member of the Staff Judge Advocate staff to contact the Exchange Office of the General Counsel at (214) 312-6632. Questions may be referred to an attorney with specific expertise in that area of law.