FOIA Navy record donald Erskine, USN ret

Donavan Turner filed this request with the National Personnel Records Center of the United States of America .
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From: Donavan Turner

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) including all Fitness Report and Counseling forms (NAVPERS Form 1610/1, NAVPERS Form 1611-1, NAVPERS 1610/2), the most recent Cumulative Record of Training (NAVPERS Form 5300/16), the Background Summary (NAVPERS Form 1640/32), history of assignments (NAVPERS Form 1070/605), NAVPERS 1070/884 final active duty officer photograph, NAVPERS 1070/613, all military awards and full citations, military education/training courses and Form DD-214, for DONALD KIM ERSKINE. Request award citations.

Mr Donald Erskine retired as a commissioned officer of the United States Navy and was previously served as a navy enlisted petty officer. Claims Vietnam service medal, prestigious Legion of Merit award, silver star medal, purple heart, combat action ribbon and numerous other awards. Approximate Navy service dates 1970 to 1998. Served as regional director with US department of homeland security. Please redact any sensitive information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. His military background experience and qualifications are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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.

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,

Donavan Turner

From: Navy Personnel Command

Mr. Turner,

The OMPF for Mr. Erskine is an older one maintained by the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). NPRC has this file under their registry number 000010763617. Please make a request directly to NPRC. You may type "NPRC FOIA" into your preferred search engine and it will bring up their link so that you may submit a FOIA request directly to them.

I hope this is helpful.

V/R, Dave

David P. German
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Office of Legal Counsel (BUPERS-00J6)
FOIA Officer & Initial Denial Authority (IDA)
Comm: (901) 874-3165, DSN: 882-3165
david.german@navy.mil

For Official Use Only - Privacy Sensitive. Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.

From: Muckrock Staff

This FOIA request is being forwarded to you per advice by the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

Thank you.
_______________________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) including all Fitness Report and Counseling forms (NAVPERS Form 1610/1, NAVPERS Form 1611-1, NAVPERS 1610/2), the most recent Cumulative Record of Training (NAVPERS Form 5300/16), the Background Summary (NAVPERS Form 1640/32), history of assignments (NAVPERS Form 1070/605), NAVPERS 1070/884 final active duty officer photograph, NAVPERS 1070/613, all military awards and full citations, military education/training courses and Form DD-214, for DONALD KIM ERSKINE. Request award citations.

Mr Donald Erskine retired as a commissioned officer of the United States Navy and was previously served as a navy enlisted petty officer. Claims Vietnam service medal, prestigious Legion of Merit award, silver star medal, purple heart, combat action ribbon and numerous other awards. Approximate Navy service dates 1970 to 1998. Served as regional director with US department of homeland security. Please redact any sensitive information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. His military background experience and qualifications are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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.

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,

Donavan Turner

From: National Personnel Records Center

The National Archives and Records Administration is closed to normal
operations due to a lack of appropriations. I will be out of the
office until authorized to return and will respond to your inquiry at
that time.

From: National Personnel Records Center

Dear Mr. Turner:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for
an Official Military Personnel File to the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA) at College Park, MD. We apologize for the delay in
responding due to the partial government shutdown. Our office reopened on
January 28, 2019.

We understand that David German, the FOIA Officer at the Bureau of Naval
Personnel in Millington, TN has referred you to the National Personnel
Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, MO because he found a registry
number (000010763617)
in their database that indicates the file is being stored at NPRC.

Our office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for NARA's
*operational *records
(records created by NARA). Since you are requesting the Official Military
Personnel File for Navy veteran *DONALD KIM ERSKINE,* we have forwarded
your request to the NPRC in St. Louis, Missouri. As a result, you will
receive communication regarding your request from the NPRC archives staff
within the next 20 days. They will notify you if you need to submit
additional information for them to access the records you seek. To contact
the NPRC directly, you may write the following address:

National Personnel Records Center

1 Archives Drive

St. Louis, Missouri 63138

Telephone: 314-801-0800

Telephone (Toll Free): 1-866-272-6272

Please visit this website, https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/
<https://www.archives.gov/st-louis/%20> to learn more about requesting
Official Military Personnel Files.

For your reference, below you will find your original submission.

On our website at www.archives.gov/foia you can find further information
about FOIA.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives.

Sincerely,

Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-3409
susan.gillett@nara.gov

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Date: Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 5:01 PM
Subject: NARA is closed due to a lack of appropriations, as of December 22
RE: Freedom of Information Act Request: FOIA Navy record donald Erskine,
USN ret
To: <foia@nara.gov>

National Personnel Records Center
FOIA Office
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-0600

January 3, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

This FOIA request is being forwarded to you per advice by the Bureau of
Naval Personnel.

Thank you.
_______________________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) including all Fitness Report
and Counseling forms (NAVPERS Form 1610/1, NAVPERS Form 1611-1, NAVPERS
1610/2), the most recent Cumulative Record of Training (NAVPERS Form
5300/16), the Background Summary (NAVPERS Form 1640/32), history of
assignments (NAVPERS Form 1070/605), NAVPERS 1070/884 final active duty
officer photograph, NAVPERS 1070/613, all military awards and full
citations, military education/training courses and Form DD-214, for DONALD
KIM ERSKINE. Request award citations.

Mr Donald Erskine retired as a commissioned officer of the United States
Navy and was previously served as a navy enlisted petty officer. Claims
Vietnam service medal, prestigious Legion of Merit award, silver star
medal, purple heart, combat action ribbon and numerous other awards.
Approximate Navy service dates 1970 to 1998. Served as regional director
with US department of homeland security. Please redact any sensitive
information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. His military background experience and
qualifications are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will
be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the
public information service at MuckRock.com, 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.

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,

Donavan Turner

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being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
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On Nov. 9, 2018:
Mr. Turner,

The OMPF for Mr. Erskine is an older one maintained by the National
Personnel Records Center (NPRC). NPRC has this file under their registry
number 000010763617. Please make a request directly to NPRC. You may type
"NPRC FOIA" into your preferred search engine and it will bring up their
link so that you may submit a FOIA request directly to them.

I hope this is helpful.

V/R, Dave

David P. German
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Office of Legal Counsel (BUPERS-00J6)
FOIA Officer & Initial Denial Authority (IDA)
Comm: (901) 874-3165, DSN: 882-3165
david.german@navy.mil

For Official Use Only - Privacy Sensitive. Any misuse or unauthorized
disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
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On Nov. 8, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

The Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) including all Fitness Report
and Counseling forms (NAVPERS Form 1610/1, NAVPERS Form 1611-1, NAVPERS
1610/2), the most recent Cumulative Record of Training (NAVPERS Form
5300/16), the Background Summary (NAVPERS Form 1640/32), history of
assignments (NAVPERS Form 1070/605), NAVPERS 1070/884 final active duty
officer photograph, NAVPERS 1070/613, all military awards and full
citations, military education/training courses and Form DD-214, for DONALD
KIM ERSKINE. Request award citations.

Mr Donald Erskine retired as a commissioned officer of the United States
Navy and was previously served as a navy enlisted petty officer. Claims
Vietnam service medal, prestigious Legion of Merit award, silver star
medal, purple heart, combat action ribbon and numerous other awards.
Approximate Navy service dates 1970 to 1998. Served as regional director
with US department of homeland security. Please redact any sensitive
information protected in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. His military background experience and
qualifications are a matter of public concern. The requested documents will
be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the
public information service at MuckRock.com, 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.

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,

Donavan Turner

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/national-personnel-records-center-209/foia-navy-record-donald-erskine-usn-ret-63557/?uuid-login=eb759603-66c3-441d-b79a-fdbf968390ac&email=foia%40nara.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 63557
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: National Personnel Records Center

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

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