Emails sent to or from MajGen Robert Castelvi, USMC

Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
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DON-USMC-2020-005332

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From: Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails sent to or from the following email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil between May 1, 2019 and June 20, 2019.

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.

Sincerely,

Paul Szoldra

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

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* Tracking Number: DON-USMC-2020-005332
* Requester Name: Paul Szoldra
* Date Submitted: 03/06/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails sent to or from the following email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil between May 1, 2019 and June 20, 2019.

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.

Sincerely,

Paul Szoldra

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From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

DON-USMC-2020-005332
Mr. Szoldra - Your request is being forwarded to 1st MarDiv for direct reply to you, as they would have cognizance over any responsive records.  Your POC is MGySgt Guy Galarza at guy.galarza@usmc.mil. (mailto:guy.galarza@usmc.mil)
Sincerely
HQMC FOIA TEAM

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon,

I received your FOIA request for all emails sent to or from the following
email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil between May 1, 2019 and June 20,
2019. I've also contacted multiple resources to assist with this search.
Please be patient. I will keep you updated. Thank you.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
Security Office, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - This transmission contains information that is
protected from disclosure by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a) and
exemption (b)(6) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 USC 552, as amended).
Please ensure that this information is used solely for the requested
purpose. Further duplication and/or distribution without prior authorization
from this office is not authorized. The sender intends that this electronic
message is for exclusive use by the person to whom it is addressed. This
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under the Freedom of Information Act and any misuse or unauthorized
disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties. If you have
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From: Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose

SSgt,

Thank you. FYSA if this helps, in past requests with other units, these can usually be easily processed by forwarding and/or asking for the requested documents from Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group.

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,

Thank you for being patient. I've received all emails sent to or from the
following email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil between May 1, 2019 and
June 20, 2019. I have to review well over 1,000 emails before releasing to
my SJA for final release approval so please continue to be patient and I'll
keep you updated.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
CMCC, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) - PRIVACY SENSITIVE: The attached document
falls purview to the Privacy Act of 1974. This requirement is to prevent any
unwarranted disclosure to any person other than the one to whom the records
or personal information pertains. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, reasonable
care must be taken to ensure that personal information is not subject to
unauthorized disclosure during records dissemination and disposal.

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,

Thank you for being patient. There have been delays with FOIA requests due to the pandemic. Your request for all emails sent to or from the following email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil between May 1, 2019 and June 20, 2019 is pending. I'll keep you updated.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
CMCC, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) - PRIVACY SENSITIVE: The attached document
falls purview to the Privacy Act of 1974. This requirement is to prevent any
unwarranted disclosure to any person other than the one to whom the records
or personal information pertains. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, reasonable
care must be taken to ensure that personal information is not subject to
unauthorized disclosure during records dissemination and disposal.

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are still
waiting for the record search documents. I have requested a follow-up and
will provide you with an update when we receive one. I apologize for the
delay in responding.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose

Hello,

I'd appreciate some clarity since your latest response seems to contradict an earlier email from SSgt Belcher.

This is what I received from SSgt Belcher 18 days ago on May 30, saying that the documents were in his possession:

Good morning Sir,

Thank you for being patient. I've received all emails sent to or from the
following email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil between May 1, 2019 and
June 20, 2019. I have to review well over 1,000 emails before releasing to
my SJA for final release approval so please continue to be patient and I'll
keep you updated.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
CMCC, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon Sir,

The file was received, however, it was not accurate. We have requested
additional assistance to fulfill your request.

Unfortunately, those records are not maintained locally. As I mentioned, we
have reached out again to the POC for these types of requests and hope to be
able to respond to you as soon as possible. We apologize for the delay.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon Sir,

Thank you for being patient. I have received the correct emails sent to or from the following email account: Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil<mailto:Robert.Castelvi@usmc.mil> between May 1, 2019 and June 20, 2019. The email I sent you on 30 March 2020 stated that I received all emails wasn't correct after reviewing well over 1,000 emails outside of your requested timeline. Please continue to be patient and I will keep you updated. All emails are being reviewed then our legal office will review and give the final approval letter to release to you.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
CMCC, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) - PRIVACY SENSITIVE: The attached document
falls purview to the Privacy Act of 1974. This requirement is to prevent any
unwarranted disclosure to any person other than the one to whom the records
or personal information pertains. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, reasonable
care must be taken to ensure that personal information is not subject to
unauthorized disclosure during records dissemination and disposal.

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,
Thank you for being patient. The accurate emails for your request have been recently reviewed by me and routed to higher headquarters for final review and approval to release to you. Please understand that there were well over 1,000 emails I had to screen again. You will receive your request any time before Wednesday, 12 August. Thank you again for being patient.

You may appeal determinations and/or timeliness to: Judge Advocate General of the Navy (Code 14), 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066. Your appeal, if any, must be postmarked within 90 calendar days from the date of this letter and should include a copy of your initial request, a copy of this letter, and a statement indicating why you believe your appeal should be granted. I recommend that your appeal and its envelope both bear the notation "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

If you choose not to appeal, you have the right to seek dispute resolution services from the Marine Corps FOIA Requester Service Center at hqmcfoia@usmc.mil<mailto:hqmcfoia@usmc.mil> or (703) 614-4008, and/or the Department of the Navy FOIA Public Liaison, Mr. Christopher Julka, at Christopher.a.julka@navy.mil<mailto:Christopher.a.julka@navy.mil> or (703) 697-0031. You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) for assistance and/or dispute resolution at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov> or 1-877-684-6448. For more information online about services provided by OGIS, please visit their website at https://ogis.archives.gov<https://ogis.archives.gov/>.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
CMCC, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,
I was just informed by higher headquarters that due to the nature of the emails in your request, the 12 August timeline I gave you for completion might not be possible. All emails are currently being reviewed by higher headquarters. Please continue being patient and I'll keep you updated. Thank you.

You may appeal determinations and/or timeliness to: Judge Advocate General of the Navy (Code 14), 1322 Patterson Avenue SE, Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066. Your appeal, if any, must be postmarked within 90 calendar days from the date of this email and should include a copy of your initial request, a copy of this letter, and a statement indicating why you believe your appeal should be granted. I recommend that your appeal and its envelope both bear the notation "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

If you choose not to appeal, you have the right to seek dispute resolution services from the Marine Corps FOIA Requester Service Center at hqmcfoia@usmc.mil<mailto:hqmcfoia@usmc.mil> or (703) 614-4008, and/or the Department of the Navy FOIA Public Liaison, Mr. Christopher Julka, at Christopher.a.julka@navy.mil<mailto:Christopher.a.julka@navy.mil> or (703) 697-0031. You may also contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) for assistance and/or dispute resolution at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov> or 1-877-684-6448. For more information online about services provided by OGIS, please visit their website at https://ogis.archives.gov<https://ogis.archives.gov/>.

Rodarrius D. Belcher
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Assistant Security Manager
CMCC, 1st Marine Division
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Phone: 760-763-3728

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good evening Sir,

I am contacting you regarding your request for FOIA DON-USMC-2020-005332.
We need your assistance. We are requesting your assistance in narrowing down
the scope of your request. Appreciate your assistance.

thank you for your time.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose

Hi Elisa,

I tried to call you a little while ago. Please let me know a good time and best number to reach you.

Thanks,
Paul

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good evening Sir,

I am currently teleworking. What is the best number to reach you? I can give
you a call in the morning. Thank you!

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning,

I am following up on our phone conversation regarding the narrowing of the
scope for your FOIA request. It was my understanding that you would be
providing me feedback on my request, but I have not heard back from you. I
appreciate your response.

Thank you for your time.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

I MEF PA/FOIA Coordinator

Phone (760) 763-2678

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From: Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose

Hi Elisa,

I'm sorry, I think I lost track of where we were on this request. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I believe we spoke on the phone and you were asking if it were possible to narrow the scope of the request?

Can you tell me how many pages of documents you have identified as responsive to my original request?

Additionally, what would be best for you in terms of narrowing the scope? Keywords to search for in the emails? A smaller date range?

Thank you.

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon Sir,

Thank you for your response. Yes, we last spoke a few weeks about narrowing
down the scope and you agreed to helping us.

The emails that we are reviewing are over 1,000 pages. If you could just
tell me what specific subject you are looking for or specific keywords. Your
time frame is fine, it really is not that much time, but being that he is a
General, you can imagine how many emails he receives.
Thanks!

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose

Hi Elisa,

In an effort to narrow the scope of my request, I would like the FOIA analyst to provide responsive documents for any and all of the following keywords/email addresses that appear in the original request:

Email addresses: ricardo.miagany1@usmc.mil, daren.erickson@usmc.mil, terrence.whitcomb@usmc.mil, curtis.a.rice@usmc.mil, paul.nugent@usmc.mil, ricardo.player@usmc.mil, ontherecord@usmc.mil, william.seely@usmc.mil
brad.s.bartelt@usmc.mil, john.caldwell@usmc.mil, francisco.zavala@usmc.mil, paul.gainey@usmc.mil, matthew.e.neely@usmc.mil, justin.e.smith@usmc.mil, pete.houtz@usmc.mil, cameron.edinburgh@usmc.mil, joseph.osterman@usmc.mil, david.nathanson@usmc.mil, christopher.gideons@usmc.mil, robert.neller@usmc.mil, david.h.berger@usmc.mil

Keywords: "recon", "zavala", "violence", "abuse", "domestic", "misconduct", "investigation", "IO", "release", "commstrat", "press", "media", "task", "purpose", "szoldra", "reporter", "spouse", "relief", "mental health", "screening", "transfer", "court", "conduct", "arrest", "command", "weapons", "police", "charge", "legal"

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon,

Thank you, this is very helpful.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,

With you narrowing down the scope, it has helped tremendously, but it is
still a very lengthy file that I am having to review. Once the file leaves
the FOIA coordinator, I will email you and inform you of this. Again, I
apologize for the delay in responding and appreciate your patience.

Hope you are doing well.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,

Just an update on your request-I emailed the responsive records to the 1st
Marine Division SJA's office for legal review. The file is still a big
file, and it may take some time to review. I will let you know of the
updated status when I have one for you.

Thank you for your patience.

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning,

I am just checking in with you, letting you know that your request is still
being worked on. It is still pending legal review.
Thanks,

R/S

Ms. Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning,

I hope you are well and staying safe.

Your request will be sent for legal review at I MEF Level this morning.

R/
Ms. Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon Sir,

Currently, the responsive records are being legally reviewed by higher
command. I will notify you when there are any changes to this step. Thank
you for your patience.

R/

Elisa Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good morning Sir,

Thank you for checking in with us. Your request is still pending agency
legal review at higher commands. There are multiple higher commands that
will need to review before this is released.

R/

Ms. Reyes

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From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

Good afternoon Sir,

I wanted to let you know that your request is pending legal review at HQMC.
Hopefully, you can obtain your documents very soon.

Thank you,

Ms. Reyes

From: Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC

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I have sent the responsive records for the subject FOIA to you via DoD SAFE.
The passphrase to retrieve your documents is DONUSMC20205332. I wanted to
let you know that I appreciate your patience during this process. I
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let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this case.

R/S

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