FOIA Request for a U.S. Army 15-6 investigation initiated at Camp Alpha, Bagram, Afghanistan in May 2018 (Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command)

John L. Smith filed this request with the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command of the United States of America.
Multi Request FOIA Request for a U.S. Army 15-6 investigation initiated at Camp Alpha, Bagram, Afghanistan in May 2018
Due March 20, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: John L. Smith

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A U.S. Army 15-6 investigation initiated circa May 2018 at Camp Alpha, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan by Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force leadership investigating allegations of hostile work environment, toxic leadership and sexual harassment within the CJSOTF J-2 based at Camp Alpha.

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.


John L. Smith

From: Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

Dear Mr. Smith,

We received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (copied below) and have assigned it U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) FOIA 2020-147. Please refer to this number should you have any questions concerning your request.

Your request is being processed in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated in Department of Defense (DoD) Manual 5400.07, which is available on the internet at: The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

We have placed you in the "all others" fee category, which means you are obligated to pay for all search time beyond two hours and duplication costs after the first 100 pages. We will advise you if there are any costs associated with processing your request.

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending FOIA cases; therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request. We estimate the time for completion to be approximately 18-24 months; it could be more or less. If you wish to discuss this or have any other questions or concerns, please contact this office at