FOIA JOHN ALEXANDER Army officer OMPF Colonel retired

Eric Bradley filed this request with the U.s. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky 40122 of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-0748

Est. Completion Nov. 30, 2019
Status
Awaiting Appeal

Communications

From: Eric Bradley


To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Army Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) for JOHN S ALEXANDER including form DD-214, all officer Evaluation Reports such as DA FORM 67-9 / DA FORM 67-10, Record of unit assignments form, dates of promotion, all training courses/military education received, full military awards and all citations.
JOHN S ALEXANDER served in the United States Army as a decorated commissioned officer between approximately 1984-2008, final rank Colonel O-6.
Claims numerous awards, badges and decorations including Combat infantryman badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, joint service commendation medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award , NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal , Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, SCUBA Diver badge and etc. Please redact any sensitive information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974. Specifically request a copy of the legion of merit medal citation, bronze star medal citations and all unit awards citations.

PLEASE NOTE: I represent the general public and thus do not know the military service number. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF and other records under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions. His military service defending United States of America from all enemies foreign and domestic are a matter of public interest.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press.

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,

Eric Bradley

From:

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Good morning,

Please find the attached letter's acknowledging the receipt of your FOIA/PA request pertaining to Nils Sorenson, John Alexander, Michael Breasseale, & David Bazemore II. Please let me know if you have any questions.

v/r

Alicia Flickinger
Government Information Specialist
US Army Human Resources Command
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept. 107
Fort Knox, KY 40122
502-613-4841

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

From:

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

We have made a release determination in regards to your FOIA request pertaining to John Alexander. We are currently awaiting final signature. Once that is received the response will be sent to you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

v/r

Alicia Flickinger
Government Information Specialist
US Army Human Resources Command
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept. 107 Fort Knox, KY 40122
502-613-4841

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

From:

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Good morning,

Please find the attached letter in response to your FOIA request pertaining to John Alexander

v/r

Alicia Flickinger
Government Information Specialist
US Army Human Resources Command
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept. 107 Fort Knox, KY 40122
502-613-4841

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Eric Bradley

Subject: FOIA Appeal FA-19-0748 U.S. Army Human Resources Command concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER

To whom it may concern,

I hereby request a formal appeal of denial per FA-19-0748 concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER as provided by U.S. Army Human Resources
Command.

JOHN S ALEXANDER has claimed to have served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, final rank O-6 Colonel. The public has a right to verify service dates for this veteran of the United States Army. Served 1984 to 2008.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request a copy of all award citations in OMPF, history of assignments, ranks, dates of promotions training courses/certificates, military education, transfers, unit assignments and form DD-214. The information will validate Mr. Alexander's military service. Officer Evaluation reports can be withheld. no personal information such as SSN or medical information has been requested. The military award citations do not contain any classified information and are public records. A listing of authorized awards/decorations is not classified information or considered privacy sensitive. Any sensitive information can be redacted per Privacy Act of 1974.

The subject is a public figure. Mr Alexander has given several public speeches, has utilized his military experience and background to become chief Executive officer of ICS Nett, Inc. which has ongoing United States Government contracts funded by Taxpayers.
He previously served as president of Ascent International Inc, a US company which deals with business development between USA and the Middle East.
Subject has stated on record his service with the United States Army and has claimed numerous awards including Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, defense meritorious service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge and others. Claims military education Master’s degree in military arts and science and was National Security Fellow at prestigious Harvard University.
Please refer to pdf attachments and public website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-alexander-b8999943

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records it believes "could be reasonably expected to or would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy". I believe this to be false and inaccurate as the subject is already claiming publicly his former military credentials and experience publicly. Example accessible on public website for ICS Nett, Inc. refer to https://ics-nett.com/ics-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer/ . Several pdf copies have been attached to this appeal. Military Award citations do not infringe on subject's personal privacy.

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records claiming exemption per "10 U.S.C. § 130c, to protect sensitive information of foreign governments and international sources and methods and 50 U.S.C. § 3024(i), to protect intelligence sources and methods". I believe this to be false and inaccurate. The Official Military Personnel File including award citations do not and should not contain any classified information nor sensitive intelligence information which would be a violation of Executive Order 13526. Listing of authorized awards, dates of Ranks/promotions and dates of service do not pose a threat to US intelligence sources and methods or affect sensitive information of foreign governments. I believe withholding the requested records is unwarranted.

Mr Alexanders background and military experience are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for any commercial purposes. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions.

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 appeal.

Sincerely,
Eric

From: Eric Bradley

Subject: FOIA Appeal FA-19-0748 U.S. Army Human Resources Command concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER

To whom it may concern,

I hereby request a formal appeal of denial per FA-19-0748 concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER as provided by U.S. Army Human Resources
Command.

JOHN S ALEXANDER has claimed to have served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, final rank O-6 Colonel. The public has a right to verify service dates for this veteran of the United States Army. Served 1984 to 2008.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request a copy of all award citations in OMPF, history of assignments, ranks, dates of promotions, training courses/certificates, military education, transfers, unit assignments and form DD-214. The information will validate Mr. Alexander's military service. Officer Evaluation reports can be withheld. no personal information such as SSN or medical information has been requested. The military award citations do not contain any classified information and are public records. A listing of authorized awards/decorations is not classified information or considered privacy sensitive. Any sensitive information can be redacted per Privacy Act of 1974.

The subject is a public figure. Mr Alexander has given several public speeches, has utilized his military experience and background to become chief Executive officer of ICS Nett, Inc. which has ongoing United States Government contracts funded by Taxpayers.
He previously served as president of Ascent International Inc, a US company which deals with business development between USA and the Middle East.
Subject has stated on record his service with the United States Army and has claimed numerous awards including Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, defense meritorious service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge and others. Claims military education Master’s degree in military arts and science and was National Security Fellow at prestigious Harvard University.
Please refer to pdf attachments and public website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-alexander-b8999943

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records it believes "could be reasonably expected to or would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy". I believe this to be false and inaccurate as the subject is already claiming publicly his former military credentials and experience publicly. Example accessible on public website for ICS Nett, Inc. refer to https://ics-nett.com/ics-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer/ . Several pdf copies have been attached to this appeal. Military Award citations do not infringe on subject's personal privacy.

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records claiming exemption per "10 U.S.C. § 130c, to protect sensitive information of foreign governments and international sources and methods and 50 U.S.C. § 3024(i), to protect intelligence sources and methods". I believe this to be false and inaccurate. The Official Military Personnel File including award citations do not and should not contain any classified information nor sensitive intelligence information which would be a violation of Executive Order 13526. Listing of authorized awards, dates of Ranks/promotions and dates of service do not pose a threat to US intelligence sources and methods or affect sensitive information of foreign governments. I believe withholding the requested records is unwarranted.

Mr Alexanders background and military experience are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for any commercial purposes. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions.

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 appeal.

Sincerely,
Eric

From: Eric Bradley

Subject: FOIA Appeal FA-19-0748 U.S. Army Human Resources Command concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER

To whom it may concern,

I hereby request a formal appeal of denial per FA-19-0748 concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER as provided by U.S. Army Human Resources
Command.

JOHN S ALEXANDER has claimed to have served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, final rank O-6 Colonel. The public has a right to verify service dates for this veteran of the United States Army. Served 1984 to 2008.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request a copy of all award citations in OMPF, history of assignments, ranks, dates of promotions, training courses/certificates, military education, transfers, unit assignments and form DD-214. The information will validate Mr. Alexander's military service. Officer Evaluation reports can be withheld. no personal information such as SSN or medical information has been requested. The military award citations do not contain any classified information and are public records. A listing of authorized awards/decorations is not classified information or considered privacy sensitive. Any sensitive information can be redacted per Privacy Act of 1974.

The subject is a public figure. Mr Alexander has given several public speeches, has utilized his military experience and background to become Chief Executive officer of ICS Nett, Inc. which has ongoing United States Government contracts funded by Taxpayers.
He previously served as president of Ascent International Inc, a US company which deals with business development between USA and the Middle East.
Subject has stated on record his service with the United States Army and has claimed numerous awards including Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, defense meritorious service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge and others. Claims military education Master’s degree in military arts and science and was National Security Fellow at prestigious Harvard University.
Please refer to pdf attachments and public website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-alexander-b8999943

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records it believes "could be reasonably expected to or would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy". I believe this to be false and inaccurate as the subject is already claiming publicly his former military credentials and experience publicly. Example accessible on public website for ICS Nett, Inc. refer to https://ics-nett.com/ics-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer/ . Several pdf copies have been attached to this appeal. Military Award citations do not infringe on subject's personal privacy.

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records claiming exemption per "10 U.S.C. § 130c, to protect sensitive information of foreign governments and international sources and methods and 50 U.S.C. § 3024(i), to protect intelligence sources and methods". I believe this to be false and inaccurate. The Official Military Personnel File including award citations do not and should not contain any classified information nor sensitive intelligence information which would be a violation of Executive Order 13526. Listing of authorized awards, dates of Ranks/promotions and dates of service do not pose a threat to US intelligence sources and methods or affect sensitive information of foreign governments. I believe withholding the requested records is unwarranted.

Mr Alexanders background and military experience are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for any commercial purposes. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions.

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 appeal.

Sincerely,
Eric

From: Eric Bradley

Subject: FOIA Appeal FA-19-0748 U.S. Army Human Resources Command concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER

To whom it may concern,

I hereby request a formal appeal of denial per FA-19-0748 concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER as provided by U.S. Army Human Resources
Command.

JOHN S ALEXANDER has claimed service in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, final rank O-6 Colonel. The public has a right to verify service dates for this veteran of the United States Army. Served 1984 to 2008.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request a copy of all award citations in OMPF, history of assignments, ranks, dates of promotions, training courses/certificates, military education, transfers, unit assignments and form DD-214. The information will validate Mr. Alexander's military service. Officer Evaluation reports can be withheld. no personal information such as SSN or medical information has been requested. The military award citations do not contain any classified information and are public records. A listing of authorized awards/decorations is not classified information or considered privacy sensitive. Any sensitive information can be redacted per Privacy Act of 1974.

The subject is a public figure. Mr Alexander has given several public speeches, has utilized his military experience and background to become Chief Executive officer of ICS Nett, Inc. which has ongoing United States Government contracts funded by Taxpayers.
He previously served as president of Ascent International Inc, a US company which deals with business development between USA and the Middle East.
Subject has stated on record his service with the United States Army and has claimed numerous awards including Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, defense meritorious service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge and others. Claims military education Master’s degree in military arts and science and was National Security Fellow at prestigious Harvard University.
Please refer to pdf attachments and public website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-alexander-b8999943

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records it believes "could be reasonably expected to or would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy". I believe this to be false and inaccurate as the subject is already claiming publicly his former military credentials and experience publicly. Example accessible on public website for ICS Nett, Inc. refer to https://ics-nett.com/ics-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer/ . Several pdf copies have been attached to this appeal. Military Award citations do not infringe on subject's personal privacy.

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records claiming exemption per "10 U.S.C. § 130c, to protect sensitive information of foreign governments and international sources and methods and 50 U.S.C. § 3024(i), to protect intelligence sources and methods". I believe this to be false and inaccurate. The Official Military Personnel File including award citations do not and should not contain any classified information nor sensitive intelligence information which would be a violation of Executive Order 13526. Listing of authorized awards, dates of Ranks/promotions and dates of service do not pose a threat to US intelligence sources and methods or affect sensitive information of foreign governments. I believe withholding the requested records is unwarranted.

Mr Alexanders background and military experience are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for any commercial purposes. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions.

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 appeal.

Sincerely,
Eric

From: U.s. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky 40122

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

I no longer work at the Army Human Resources Command. Please send any further correspondence usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.foia@mail.mil.

Alicia Flickinger
Government Information Specialist
Records Manager
Administrative Services Division
Installation Management Command
DHR/ASD
Building 1359
120 N. Knox Street side
USAG Fort Knox, KY
DESK: 502-624-2575

From: Eric Bradley

Subject: FOIA Appeal FA-19-0748 U.S. Army Human Resources Command concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER

To whom it may concern,

I hereby request a formal appeal of denial per FA-19-0748 concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER as provided by U.S. Army Human Resources
Command.

JOHN S ALEXANDER has claimed service in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, final rank O-6 Colonel. The public has a right to verify service dates for this veteran of the United States Army. Served 1984 to 2008.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request a copy of all award citations in OMPF, history of assignments, ranks, dates of promotions, training courses/certificates, military education, transfers, unit assignments and form DD-214. The information will validate Mr. Alexander's military service. Officer Evaluation reports can be withheld. no personal information such as SSN or medical information has been requested. The military award citations do not contain any classified information and are public records. A listing of authorized awards/decorations is not classified information or considered privacy sensitive. Any sensitive information can be redacted per Privacy Act of 1974.

The subject is a public figure. Mr Alexander has given several public speeches, has utilized his military experience and background to become Chief Executive officer of ICS Nett, Inc. which has ongoing United States Government contracts funded by Taxpayers.
He previously served as president of Ascent International Inc, a US company which deals with business development between USA and the Middle East.
Subject has stated on record his service with the United States Army and has claimed numerous awards including Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, defense meritorious service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge and others. Claims military education Master’s degree in military arts and science and was National Security Fellow at prestigious Harvard University.
Please refer to pdf attachments and public website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-alexander-b8999943

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records it believes "could be reasonably expected to or would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy". I believe this to be false and inaccurate as the subject is already claiming publicly his former military credentials and experience publicly. Example accessible on public website for ICS Nett, Inc. refer to https://ics-nett.com/ics-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer/ . Several pdf copies have been attached to this appeal. Military Award citations do not infringe on subject's personal privacy.

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records claiming exemption per "10 U.S.C. § 130c, to protect sensitive information of foreign governments and international sources and methods and 50 U.S.C. § 3024(i), to protect intelligence sources and methods". I believe this to be false and inaccurate. The Official Military Personnel File including award citations do not and should not contain any classified information nor sensitive intelligence information which would be a violation of Executive Order 13526. Listing of authorized awards, dates of Ranks/promotions and dates of service do not pose a threat to US intelligence sources and methods or affect sensitive information of foreign governments. I believe withholding the requested records is unwarranted.

Mr Alexanders background and military experience are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for any commercial purposes. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions.

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 appeal.

Sincerely,
Eric

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From: Eric Bradley

Subject: FOIA Appeal FA-19-0748 U.S. Army Human Resources Command concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER

To whom it may concern,

I hereby request a formal appeal of denial per FA-19-0748 concerning JOHN S ALEXANDER as provided by U.S. Army Human Resources
Command.

JOHN S ALEXANDER has claimed service in the United States Army as a commissioned officer, final rank O-6 Colonel. The public has a right to verify service dates for this veteran of the United States Army. Served 1984 to 2008.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request a copy of all award citations in OMPF, history of assignments, ranks, dates of promotions, training courses/certificates, military education, transfers, unit assignments and form DD-214. The information will validate Mr. Alexander's military service. Officer Evaluation reports can be withheld. no personal information such as SSN or medical information has been requested. The military award citations do not contain any classified information and are public records. A listing of authorized awards/decorations is not classified information or considered privacy sensitive. Any sensitive information can be redacted per Privacy Act of 1974.

The subject is a public figure. Mr Alexander has given several public speeches, has utilized his military experience and background to become Chief Executive officer of ICS Nett, Inc. which has ongoing United States Government contracts funded by Taxpayers.
He previously served as president of Ascent International Inc, a US company which deals with business development between USA and the Middle East.
Subject has stated on record his service with the United States Army and has claimed numerous awards including Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, defense meritorious service medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge and others. Claims military education Master’s degree in military arts and science and was National Security Fellow at prestigious Harvard University.
Please refer to pdf attachments and public website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-alexander-b8999943

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records it believes "could be reasonably expected to or would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy". I believe this to be false and inaccurate as the subject is already claiming publicly his former military credentials and experience publicly. Example accessible on public website for ICS Nett, Inc. refer to https://ics-nett.com/ics-appoints-new-chief-executive-officer/ . Several pdf copies have been attached to this appeal. Military Award citations do not infringe on subject's personal privacy.

The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has withheld records claiming exemption per "10 U.S.C. § 130c, to protect sensitive information of foreign governments and international sources and methods and 50 U.S.C. § 3024(i), to protect intelligence sources and methods". I believe this to be false and inaccurate. The Official Military Personnel File including award citations do not and should not contain any classified information nor sensitive intelligence information which would be a violation of Executive Order 13526. Listing of authorized awards, dates of Ranks/promotions and dates of service do not pose a threat to US intelligence sources and methods or affect sensitive information of foreign governments. I believe withholding the requested records is unwarranted.

Mr Alexanders background and military experience are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for any commercial purposes. Please process my request for this service member's OMPF under the Freedom of Information Act’s relevant provisions.

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 appeal.

Sincerely,
Eric

From: U.s. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky 40122

Dear Mr. Bradley:

This responds to your June 6, 2019 submission which we received via email.
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From: U.s. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky 40122

Dear Mr. Bradley:

This responds to your June 7, 2019 submission which we received via fax.
Thank you for contacting the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS
).

OGIS is the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman office.
Individuals who have filed a FOIA request with any Federal agency may
request OGIS’s assistance in resolving a dispute at any point in the FOIA
process. OGIS does not take sides in a dispute, nor does it advocate on
behalf of a requester or agency. The office promotes a fair FOIA process
and works with parties to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. OGIS staff
also provide ombuds services, which includes providing general information
about the FOIA process and handling general complaints and observations
regarding FOIA.

We carefully reviewed your submission and determined that you are appealing
the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Human Resources Command's March 11,
2019 determination on your FOIA request.

Please note that OGIS *is not *a replacement or substitute for the
FOIA administrative
appeal process available to requesters. The agency's March 11, 2019 final
response letter directed you to submit your FOIA appeal to the following
address within 90 calendar days of the date on the final response letter:

U.S. Army Human Resources Command
ATTN: AHRC-FOI
1600 Spearhead Division Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40122-5402

However, if you seek OGIS’s assistance with a FOIA dispute, we ask that you
send us a the following:

- *a brief description* of your dispute (*e.g.*, inadequate search,
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- a brief description of the assistance you seek from OGIS;

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and/or appeal(s);

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You may send these documents to OGIS by email, fax, or mail. We will take
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We hope you find this information useful. At this point, we can offer no
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