|Submitted||Jan. 15, 2019|
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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 Joseph H Gigas including form DD-214, all NCO evaluation reports DA FORM 2166-8 / DA Form 2166-9-2 / DA Form 2166-9-1 / DA FORM 2166-9-3 , all Enlisted Evaluation Reports (EER), DA FORM 2-1, Record of previous assignments form, dates of promotion, administrative remarks, final active duty photo, all training courses/military education received, full military awards and all award citations.
Mr Joseph H Gigas served in the United States Army as a enlisted soldier between approximately 1986-2006. claims numerous awards, badges and decorations including Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, joint service commendation medal, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal , Iraq Campaign Medal, Ranger Tab, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge and etc. Please redact any sensitive information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974. Specifically request a copy of the individual medal 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 background and military experience are a matter of public interest. current owner of North Woods Services company located in California.
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.
We have made a release determination in regards to your FOIA request pertaining to Joseph Gigas. 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.
Susan M. Kilianski
Government Information Specialist
Freedom of Information Act\Privacy Act Office Human Resources Command HQ Department of the Army
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Dept 107 Fort Knox, KY 40120
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The request has been rejected by the agency.