Desertion Rates

Dave Maass filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
Tracking # DON-USMC-2017-009194
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Marine new deserter and deserter return data, 2012-2017.

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.


Dave Maass

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Charlebois Civ Kary

Mr. Maass,

Thank you for the follow up concerning your case. I have begun the process of closing out your request due to non-responsiveness, but it has not been completely closed yet. I would be happy to keep your request open if you would provide some clarification concerning your request and address if you are willing to pay processing fees that may be incurred while processing your request. More details concerning these two issues are contained within the attachments.

A letter dated August 15, 2017, was sent to you via certified mail requesting clarification. The letter sent was not a letter stating, "the request is being processed" as stated in your email. I have attached the letter and the return postcard confirming delivery to the mailing address provided for your reference.

If your response is not received by September 26, 2017, I will have to close your request due to non-responsiveness and you will have to make a new request.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Kary Charlebois
Deputy, FOIA/PA Programs
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-3000
Tel: 571-256-8636
Fax: 703-614-6287