Robert O’Neill’s Military Record

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the U.S. Special Operations Command - USSOCOM of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-019N ; CNPC20150087
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Completed

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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, for which I am requesting expedited processing.

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 a former Navy sailor named Robert J. O'Neill.

Robert J. O'Neill and his family members have told numerous news outlets that he is the Navy SEAL member who shot and killed Osama bin Laden during a May 2011 raid of bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Article: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2822370/Navy-SEAL-killed-bin-Laden-revealed-Rob-O-Neill-named-Seal-Team-Six-hero-shot-terror-chief-three-times-head-inspired-series-Hollywood-roles.html

Article: http://gawker.com/report-robert-o-neill-is-the-navy-seal-who-shot-osama-1655212382

Article: sofrep.com/37850/bin-ladens-shooter-identified-rob-oneill/

O'Neill also works as a motivational speaker in the Washington, D.C. area, and has repeatedly stated that he worked as a member of the Navy SEALs:

www.leadingauthorities.com/speakers/robert-oneill.html

In order to help locate the requested documents, I am supply the following details of O'Neill's biography:

— He was born in April of 1976 (I do not know which exact day)

— He grew up in Butte, Montana

— He joined the Navy at or around the age of nineteen, which would mean in or after April 1995

— He left the Navy in or around September 2012 (I do not know the exact date)

As noted above, I also request expedited processing of this FOIA request. O'Neill is considered an expert on the activities of the U.S. military, including classified operations carried out by the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, by the national news media. As stated above, he is also claiming credit for one of the most famous military incidents in recent American history—the death of wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden.

For these reasons there is a compelling, obvious urgency to inform the public about the veracity of O'Neill's claims to alleged government activity, including his service in the U.S. Navy. This should fulfill the requirements of requesting expedited processing from this agency. 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 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

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Nov. 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: NPC FOIA

Your request was referred to the Naval Special Warfare Command for action and direct response to you on December 8, 2014. You should receive a letter from our command advising you of the referral shortly.

Sincerely,

David P. German, CIPP/G
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Navy Personnel Command
Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA/PA Officer, PERS-00J6
Comm: (901) 874-3165, DSN: 882-3165

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

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 Nov. 6, 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 #CNPC20150087.

Thank you for your help.

From: NPC FOIA

You should be contacted by Naval Special Warfare Command shortly regarding the status of this request.

Best,

David P. German, CIPP/G
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Navy Personnel Command
Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA/PA Officer, PERS-00J6
Comm: (901) 874-3165, DSN: 882-3165

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

From: Erdmann, Eric S Mr CIV USSOCOM NAVSOC

Dear Mr. Trotter:

Records concerning your FOIA request dated November 6, 2014, regarding
Robert O'Neill have been referred to this office from the Navy Personnel
Command. The records you requested are as follows:

"Fitness Report and Counseling Forms, and the most recent Cumulative Record
of Training, the Background Summary, Officer Personnel Action Requests, and
form DD-214."

This command anticipates our review of those records to be complete by
January 15, 2015. We will than refer the records to USSOCOM FOIA office as
the organization with cognizance over the records, and in this case the
release authority who will make the final release determination.

Unfortunately, this Activity will not be able to provide you a substantive
determination within the 20 working-day time frame established by the FOIA
because of the multiple layers of command that this request will need to be
coordinated through. The processing, search and evaluation of your request
is therefore complex and assigned an anticipated release date the week of
February 1, 2015. Because the date is beyond the 20 working day time limit
of the FOIA, I must inform you of your right to appeal to the Office of the
Judge Advocate General at the following address:

Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSD/Joint Staff Freedom of Information
ATTN: Appeals Office
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155

Your appeal must be postmarked within 60 calendar days from the date of this
letter to be considered. A statement as to why you believe a diligent
search was not conducted should be included and the enclosed copy of this
letter should be attached. Both the appeal letter and the envelope should
bear the notation "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." If you have any
questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact Mr. Eric Erdmann,
(619) 537-1133.

Eric S. Erdmann
FOIA/Privacy Act Coordinator
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND
2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599
(619) 537-1133
eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is
marked FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure
under FOIA. 000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD
Directive 5230.9, "Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD
Instruction 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for
Public Release" apply.

From: Erdmann, Eric S Mr CIV USSOCOM NAVSOC

Attached is NAVSPECWARCOM response to your FOIA request. NAVSPECWARCOM No.
15-019N.

Eric S. Erdmann
FOIA/Privacy Act Coordinator
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND
2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599
(619) 537-1133
eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is
marked FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure
under FOIA. 000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD
Directive 5230.9, "Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD
Instruction 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for
Public Release" apply.

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 Nov. 6, 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 #CNPC20150087.

Thank you for your help.

From: Erdmann, Eric S Mr CIV USSOCOM NAVSOC

Dear Sir or Madam:

Your FOIA request has been referred to the United States Special Operations Command pursuant to this Commands 22 January 2015 notice. Attached is another copy for your records. The USSOCOM will respond directly to you concerning the matter. Their contact information was provided in the attached notification.

Thank you.

Eric S. Erdmann
FOIA/Privacy Act Coordinator
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND
2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599
(619) 537-1133
eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties. Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is marked FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA. 000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9, "Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD Instruction 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release" apply.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

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From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. J. K. Trotter,

This is in response to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request you submitted to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) which was assigned USSOCOM FOIA 2015-090.

The final response letter, a copy of the original FOIA request, and the responsive documents for USSOCOM FOIA 2015-090 are being sent to you electronically. In order to protect personally identifiable information, they will be sent to you via AMRDEC SAFE. You will receive a separate email containing an individual username and password. Once the email is received, click on the link provided, which will direct you to AMRDEC SAFE. You will then be prompted to enter the provided username and password. Once entered, you will see the documents being sent to you along with instructions on how to download them.

We are closing your request with no further action required by this office.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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