Rejected Military Operation Code Names (U.S. European Command - USEUCOM)

JPat Brown filed this request with the U.S. European Command - USEUCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-74
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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents (emails, memos, transcripts) concerning suggested code names that were ultimately rejected, including reasons for that rejection, if available, from 1995 - present. I am NOT looking for any information concerning the nature of these operations, just names and reasoning behind their rejection. Please reference the following article for clarification-
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/1995/sieminsk.htm

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,

JPat Brown

From: Garcia, Cali D CMSGT USAF EUCOM ECJ1 (US)

Hello Mr. Brown,

This email is in response to your FOIA Request (attached) received by our
office on 11 July, 2014, for "Any and all documents (emails, memos,
transcripts) concerning suggested code names that were ultimately rejected,
including reasons for that rejection, if available, from 1995-present."

We reviewed your request, and the related link which you referenced in your
email; however, your inquiry needs to be more specific so that we can route
the request to the most appropriate office. At this time, would anticipate
additional delays to the entire FOIA process if we tasked the wrong offices
due to insufficient direction from your request. Therefore, we are trying
to coordinate with you to gain additional insight and specificity to your
inquiry, and we look forward to hearing your response, either way.

V/r

CMSGT Cali D. Garcia
HQ USEUCOM/ECJ1-S
FOIA/PA Support Specialist
DSN: (314) 430-7161
Comm: (0711) 680-7161
Email: cali.d.garcia.mil@mail.mil

From: Garcia, Cali D CMSGT USAF EUCOM ECJ1 (US)

Garcia, Cali D CMSGT USAF EUCOM ECJ1 (US) would like to recall the message, "Regarding FOIA Request: Rejected MIlitary Operation Code Names (U.S. European Command-USECOM)".

From: Garcia, Cali D CMSGT USAF EUCOM ECJ1 (US)

Hello Mr. Brown,

This email is in response to your FOIA Request (attached) received by our office on 11 July, 2014, for "Any and all documents (emails, memos,
transcripts) concerning suggested code names that were ultimately rejected, including reasons for that rejection, if available, from 1995-present."

We reviewed your request, and the related link which you referenced in your email; however, your inquiry needs to be more specific so that we can route the request to the most appropriate office. At this time, would anticipate additional delays to the entire FOIA process if we tasked the wrong offices due to insufficient direction from your request. Therefore, we are trying to coordinate with you to gain additional insight and specificity to your inquiry, and we look forward to hearing your response, either way. If we do not receive a response to this request for further clarification within 30 days, we will consider this case closed.

V/r

CMSGT Cali D. Garcia
HQ USEUCOM/ECJ1-S
FOIA/PA Support Specialist
DSN: (314) 430-7161
Comm: (0711) 680-7161
Email: cali.d.garcia.mil@mail.mil

From: JPat Brown

Ms. Garcia, hello-
To clarify, I am looking for any written record that documents the process involved in naming a military operation, and any rejection/amending that might occur during that process. Would there be a specific office/department responsible?
Thanks for your assistance,

From: Garcia, Cali D CMSGT USAF EUCOM ECJ1 (US)

Dear Mr. Brown,

This is an initial response the attached aforementioned FOIA request. Your
request has been assigned FOIA case number 14-F-74 and will be processed as
quickly as possible in accordance with procedural requirements promulgated
in Department of Defense Regulation 5400.7-R.

The actual processing time will depend upon its complexity, whether it
involves sensitive records, consultation among other DoD components or other
agencies, and our administrative workload.

Please be advised that all FOIA requests are processed in a first-in,
first-out, easy-hard basis, and controlled in response queues. Your request
will be placed in the queue based upon the date when it was received.

In the interim, if you have any questions or require additional information,
please feel free to contact us at via phone at Commercial line at
011-49-680-7161 or DSN 314-430-7461 or via email at
eucom.stuttgart.ecj1.list.foia-privact-request-mb-access@mail.mil. In your
correspondence please reference to your EUCOM FOIA Case number mentioned
above. Thank you.

V/r

CMSGT Cali D. Garcia
HQ ECJ1 FOIA/PA Specialist
340-430-7161 DSN
711-680-7161 COM

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 11, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-F-74.

Thank you for your help.

From: Lazala-Stock, Mayra A CIV EUCOM ECJ1 (US)

Greetings Mr. Brown,
EUCOM sent the final respond (attached) on 12 August, 2014. In the interim,
if you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free
to contact us. Thank you and have a pleasant day!

Mayra Lazala-Stock
EUCOM FOIA/PA Support Specialist
DSN: 314-430-7161
CIV: 49-001-711-680-7161

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