Military records for Douglas Alexander Zembiec

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Navy Personnel Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # DON-USMC-2014-007901
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under 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), Officer Personnel Action Requests (NAVPERS Form 1301/85) and Form DD-214, for Major Douglas Alexander Zembiec (born April 14 1973). Zembiec, a member of the United States Marine Corps, died on May 11 2007 while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.

Public interest in Douglas Alexander Zembiec should favor disclosure of many of these records; particularly in relation to his performance, duties performed, access to sensitive materials, and discharge; and we believe that many of these records can be released without harming any active and ongoing investigations.

I hereby request expedited processing for this request, given recent media interest in Major Zembiec’s alleged role within the Central Intelligence Agency — http://washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iconic-marine-maj-zembiec-the-lion-of-fallujah-died-in-the-service-of-the-cia/2014/07/15/71501d2c-0b77-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html — as well as ongoing inquiries into the relationship between the U.S. military and the Central Intelligence Agency, which directly pertain to alleged or actual government activities, about which the public continues to seek information.

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 MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

J.K. Trotter

From: Navy Personnel Command

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

From: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2802f99e0)
* Tracking Number: DON-USMC-2014-007901
* Requester Name: J. K. TROTTER
* Date Submitted: 07/22/2014
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
MILITARY SERVICE RECORD INFORMATION - OMPF - DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC

From: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DON-USMC-2014-007901 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
07/22/2014
* Request Long Description:
MILITARY SERVICE RECORD INFORMATION - OMPF - DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC

From: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil

Your request for Expedited Processing for the FOIA request DON-USMC-2014-007901 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
07/22/2014
* Expedited Disposition Reason:
DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING
* Request Long Description:
MILITARY SERVICE RECORD INFORMATION - OMPF - DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC

From: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil

Your request for Expedited Processing for the FOIA request DON-USMC-2014-007901 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
07/22/2014
* Expedited Disposition Reason:
N/A
* Request Long Description:
MILITARY SERVICE RECORD INFORMATION - OMPF - DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC

From: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request DON-USMC-2014-007901 has been
denied.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
07/22/2014
* Request Long Description:
MILITARY SERVICE RECORD INFORMATION - OMPF - DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC

From: Navy Personnel Command

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Navy Personnel Command

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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