Freedom of Information Act request, John J Burnham USN., RET.

Donavan Turner filed this request with the Navy Personnel Command of the United States of America.
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Due Oct. 5, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


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 1610/2), the most recent Cumulative Record Of Training (NAVPERS Form 5300/16), the Background Summary (NAVPERS Form 1640/32), and Form DD-214, for John Joseph Burnham. Mr Burnham claims to have served in the United States Navy as a Naval officer from 1987 – 2014, achieving the rank of Captain. Please redact any sensitive information protected in accordance with Executive Order 12958 or the Privacy Act of 1974.

John J Burnham works at Accenture Federal Services in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control, United States Department of Defense from 2014-2017. Burnham has given motivational public speeches discussing military/government related issues. Because Burnham is considered a government and military expert by the mainstream media and previously served in the senior executive service ranks within the US Department of Defense, there is a need to inform the public of his qualifications and experience. Please respond with an estimation of the amount of time it will take to process the request.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering.

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.


Donavan Turner

From: Navy Personnel Command

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: DON-NAVY-2018-011343
* Requester Name: Donavan Turner
* Date Submitted: 09/10/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: OMPF information pertaining to John J. Burnham.

From: Navy Personnel Command

Dear Mr. Turner,

Your below request has been received and assigned FOIA case number 2018-011343.


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

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