VIP Visitor Log at Guantanamo Bay and Camp X-Ray

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America .
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

List of the VIP visitors to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, including Camp Delta, Camp Echo, and the closed Camp X-ray during the time period from Jan 2002 to the present.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: Aldorfer, Susan CIV WHS-ESD

Dear Mr. Morisy,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, as stated below.

Please note that your request was misdirected to this office for processing. As you may not be aware, there is no central FOIA processing point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD). Within DoD, each Military Service and DoD component agency is responsible for processing FOIA requests for records related to their own organization. This office, for example, only processes FOIA requests for records related to the Office of Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. I am not aware of a connection between the requested information and this office.

The information you are seeking would likely be maintained by the U.S. Southern Command, which operates its own FOIA office. You may request these records, if they exist, directly from that office. Contact information for the U.S. Southern Command FOIA Office is:

http://www.southcom.mil/foia/Pages/FOIA.aspx

U.S. Southern Command
Attn: SCPA (FOIA)
9301 NW 33rd St
Doral, FL 33172
POC: Mr. Marco T. Villalobos
305-437-1108

This action closes your request in this office.

Respectfully,

Susan Aldorfer
Senior Advisor
Department of Defense
Information and Privacy
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
(571) 372-0437

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