Brian Bulatao Army records

Matthew Petti filed this request with the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due Aug. 18, 2020
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From: Matthew Petti

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the Army’s Personnel Files on Brian Bulatao (born September 30, 1964). The requested files include performance reports, job assessments, disciplinary records, training received, discharge papers, and any other releasable records.

The public interest in Brian Bulatao, who currently serves as Under Secretary of State for Management, should favor disclosure of many of these records.

I also request expedited processing of this request, due to the ongoing controversy around the ouster of former State Department Inspector General Stephen Linick. Under Secretary Bulatao was accused of "bullying" Mr. Linick, and is now involved in the controversy to the extent that he was called to testify ( before Congress about the topic. The importance of Congress's investigation should favor the disclosure of the requested records as soon as possible; the records concern one of the principal actors in federal government activity around a matter of current exigency to the American public, and delaying their release would harm “the media’s interest in quickly disseminating breaking, general-interest news.” (Am. Civil Liberties Union of N. Cal., 2006 WL 1469418 at *8.)

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am a reporter for the National Interest, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity.

The National Interest is widely recognized for its reporting, publishing regular features on issues of public interest and importance. In addition, I have covered areas related to this request, and plan to use my editorial skills to analyze and produce original reporting work for millions of monthly readers at

If you have any questions about my media status, please contact me.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Matthew Petti

From: Matthew Petti

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on my FOIA request originally submitted on July 21, 2020 and copied below. Would you be able to confirm whether you have received it?

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Best regards,
Matthew Petti

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