Yale "Interview Training Center" documents

Tom Nash filed this request with the U.S. Army, Special Operations Command of the United States of America .
Tracking #

2014-031

Status
Completed

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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All reports, memos and emails mentioning a proposed "interview training center" at Yale University to be utilized by U.S. Army special forces.

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,

Tom Nash

From: Olabode, Tolulope A CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO

Good Morning Sir/Ma:

Attached is a response to your FOIA request.

If you have any question(s), please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Thanks

Tolu Olabode, Program Analyst
7701 Telegraph Road, Suite 144
Alexandria, VA 22315-3905
U.S. Army, RMDA
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Office (FOIA/PA)
Direct Line: (703)-428-6497
Email: tolu.a.olabode@us.army.mil

From: Tom Nash

Hello,

According to the attached letter, this request has been forwarded to US Special Operations Command. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

From: USASOC FOIA

Mr. Tom Nash,

This email is being sent in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated November 12, 2013. You requested copies of all reports, memos, and emails mentioning a proposed "Interview Training Center" at Yale University to be utilized by U.S. Army Special Forces. Your request was received by U.S. Army Special Operations Command FOIA Office (USASOC) on November 20, 2013 and was assigned USASOC FOIA #14-011.

After a preliminary search, we found that your FOIA request will best be answered by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) FOIA Office. For that reason, we are referring your request to their office for action with direct reply to you. The USSOCOM FOIA Office can be contacted by writing to the following address:

HQ USSOCOM
ATTN: SOCS-SJS-I/FOIA Requester Service Center
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5323

Or you can email their office at the following address: FOIA@socom.mil

If you have any future questions regarding your request, please contact the USSOCOM FOIA Office at the address listed above. If our office can be of further assistance, please contact the USASOC FOIA Office at (910) 432-9233/2437/9107 or you can contact us at the email address: usasoc.foia@ahqb.soc.mil

Respectfully,

Ronald Corrado Jr.
FOIA/PA – Information Specialist
Support Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6
U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Comm: (910) 432-2437/DSN: 239-2437
Email: ronald.r.corrado@ahqb.soc.mil

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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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-011.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Nash,

The USSOCOM FOIA Office has a substantial number of pending cases; therefore, we process requests in a multi-track processing system based on the date of receipt and the amount of work and time involved in processing each request.

For your status update on 2014-031, the documents are being reviewed and have been placed in the complex queue for processing. We are diligently working this request and it is currently in initial review. Our estimated time for completion is 4-6 months.

For future reference, please note the FOIA number 2014-031 regarding copies of all reports, memos, and emails mentioning a proposed "Interview Training Center" at Yale University to be utilized by U.S. Army Special Forces.

r/s
USSOCOM FOIA Team
(813) 826-5070

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Good Morning, Mr. Nash,

We are responding to your FOIA request 2014-031. Though we do not have a concrete date of completion, the documents are being reviewed and have been placed in the complex queue for processing. We are diligently working this request and it is currently in initial review. Our estimated time for completion is 6-9 months.

Kind regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team
(813) 826-5070

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In response to your inquiry regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (U.S. Special Operations Command Control Number 2014-031), the status remains the same as stated in our reply to you on December 31, 2013. It is currently in the initial review process; however, we have undergone some personnel changes in the office, but your request is currently being worked. I am trying to complete this case in an expeditious manner.

The estimated time for the final release determination remains at 7- 9 months; it could be more or less.

r/s
USSOCOM FOIA Team
(813) 826-5070

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Hello Mr. Nash,

We are diligently working your FOIA request 2014-031. Please note that we process requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and based on complexity. There were approximately 250 FOIA requests ahead of yours in our queue at the time your request was received.

We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.

v/r

Connie

Connie H. Rupp
USSOCOM FOIA/PA/CL Officer
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621
Phone: 813 826-4030
DSN: 299-4030
Red: 299-5990
JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In regards to your FOIA request 2014-031, it is currently being processed; however, there are multiple requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed in a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In regards to your FOIA request 2014-031, it is currently being processed; however, there are multiple requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed in a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,
USSOCOM FOIA Team

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In regards to your FOIA request 2014-031 submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), we are continuing to process your request; however, there are many requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In regards to your FOIA request 2014-031 submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), we are continuing to process your request; however, there are many requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In regards to your FOIA request 2014-031 submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), we are continuing to process your request; however, there are many requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thank you for your help.

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. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-031.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

In regards to your FOIA request 2014-031, submitted to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), we are continuing to process your request; however, there are many requests ahead of yours in our queue. According to DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, all FOIA requests are processed on a first-in, first-out basis and/or based upon complexity, whether it involves sensitive records, voluminous records, extensive searches, consultation among DoD components or other agencies, and our administrative workload.

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us at FOIA@SOCOM.mil.
Regards,

USSOCOM FOIA Team

From: U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: USSOCOM FOIA

Mr. Nash,

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 2014-031.

The final response letter, FOIA request and five responsive documents for USSOCOM FOIA 2014-031 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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