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Introduction

Each federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records.  This site is designed to familiarize you with the specific procedures for making a request for records controlled by the U.S. Marine Corps

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 United States Code (USC) 552, allows an individual (regardless of nationality), a private organization or company, or a local, state, or foreign government to seek access to Executive Branch agency RECORDS, such as those held by the U.S. Marine Corps.

 

All agencies of the U.S. Government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request, except those records that are protected from disclosure pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions.  The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.  Any requests for state or local government records should be directed to the appropriate state or local government agency. 

 

As a component of the Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42F), governs the Marine Corps FOIA program. SECNAVINST 5720.42F is codified at 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 701.

SUBMIT A PRIVACY ACT REQUEST

Privacy Act requests are requests for your own and/or your minor child's Personal Identifiable Information (PII) ONLY.

 

Privacy Act requests for PMO and Counseling records.

 

Privacy Act request process:

1.  Create a FOIA Online account at www.FOIAOnline.gov.  Click here for instructions on creating a FOIA/PA account and making a FOIA/PA request online.  **(Please use a personal civilian email ONLY)**

2.  Complete the Privacy Act (Routine Use) Request Form.

3.  Email the form to MCBSJAFOIA@usmc.mil with the FOIA Online case number you received after submitting your online request in Step 1. (Example: DON-USMC-2019-123456) .

You will receive an email confirming receipt with information about when to expect your records.

Do not send Personally Identifiable Information to this e-mail address.

**For Privacy Act requests you MUST complete Steps 1 to 3 above.**

 

FOIA request (For records subject to public release):

 1.  Create a FOIA Online account at www.FOIAOnline.gov.  Click here for instructions on creating a FOIA/PA account and making a FOIA/PA request online.  **(Please use a personal civilian email ONLY)**

**NOTE: All records requested through FOIA (not Privacy Act) may be subject to public releases.**

 

If you require assistance with request submission or if you have questions

regarding the status of a request, you may contact:

 

DSN: 315-645-7461 / 8104

Cell: 098-970-7461 / 8104

Address:

Freedom Of Information Office

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate 

Marine Corps Installations Pacific  

Unit 35001 Box 1 FPO AP 96373- 5001 

 

DSN: 315-645-7461/2

Cell: 098-970-7461/2

 

Location:

Camp Foster 

Building One

Room Five