Sonny Schumacher File

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Air National Guard of the United States of America.
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From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The exhaustive personnel file of Deceased Vermont Air National Guard Colonel Ludwig "Sonny" Schumacher. (His death is detailed at the following news link: Please include any allegations/complaints that Schumacher broke laws and regs of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

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.


Jasper Craven

From: Air National Guard


Dear Requester,

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 2, 2018 for the personnel file on a deceased member, Colonel Ludwig "Sonny" Schumacher of the Vermont Air National Guard and any allegations that Schumacher violated any laws or regulations. Your request was received by the National Guard Bureau on June 2, 2018 and assigned case 2018-02449-F.

In reviewing your request we have determined that the records you are seeking would most likely be located with the following offices below. Consequently, we are referring your request to their office for processing and direct response to you. Their contact information is as follows:

Air Force Court Martial Military Justice Division
Air Force Legal Operations Agency, ATTN: FOIA Manager
1500 W. Perimeter Rd., Suite 1130
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762

Complaints Resolution Directorate SAF/IGQ (Secretary of the Air
Force Inspector General
5683 Castle Avenue, Ste. 150
JBAB DC 20032
(202) 404-5667, FAX (202) 404-5429

Freedom of Information Act
18420 E. Silver Creek Avenue
Bldg 390 MS68
Buckley AFB, CO 80011

Additionally, the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 gives you the right to seek assistance from the NGB FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Mr. Jim Hogan by email at or by phone at (571) 372-0462.

This concludes our office's processing of your request. If you have any questions concerning this referral you may contact my staff at (844) 573-2939 or by e-mail:

Mr. Ronnie T. Beharry
National Guard Bureau
Deputy Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive, Bldg 2
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (DSN) 327-2918 (COMM) 703-607-2918 (Toll Free) 844-573-2939
Fax: (DSN) 327-3684 (COMM) 703-607-3684