|Submitted||March 31, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All disciplinary records involving alleged sexual misconduct for U.S. military personnel or contractors stationed in Colombia between 2002 and 2008.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.
Dear Mr. Richardson:
This is in response to your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated March 31, 2015. We received your request on March 31, 2015 and assigned it FOIA case number 15-F-0995.
However, please note that your request was misdirected to this office for processing. Please be aware that this FOIA office only processes requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JS). There is not a central FOIA processing point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) records management, but is, instead, delegated to those officials of the military services and various DoD components that generate and/or maintain the records being sought. The individual military services (Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps), which operate their own FOIA offices, would have cognizance over the information you have requested. Therefore, if you have not already done so, you should submit your request direct to each of those offices. Please see the attached for the addresses to each of the military services FOIA offices.
This action closes your request with this office. There are no assessable fees associated with this response in this instance.
Sean Porter, FOIA Specialist
for Aaron Graves on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office