The Freedom Of Information Act, which is known by its legal cite as 5 U.S.C. § 552, along with the DoD Regulation, governs how requests will be processed within the DoD. DoD Regulation 5400.7-R, "Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program," can be found at Part 286 of Chapter 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which is available in most libraries.
Due to its size and complexity, the Department of Defense's FOIA program is decentralized among the several DoD Components which operate their own FOIA offices and respond directly to the public for their own records.
Please note that the filing of a FOIA or Privacy request is a personal matter. Military personnel and Federal Government Employees may not use government time or equipment to make such requests.
If you are seeking personal records on yourself under the Privacy Act, you must provide a signed letter indicating the specific records you are seeking. Based on the existing retrieval practice for the records you are seeking, you may be asked to provide additional information to allow us to retrieve your record. The letter, containing your signature, can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and sent as an e-mail attachment.
ALL Air National Guard FOIA requests are handled by the NGB FOIA Office. They can be contacted at 703-607-3195 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not receive satisfactory service from the Maine National Guard FOIA Requestor Service Center listed above, you may contact the National Guard Bureau or Army FOIA Public Liaison Officer for additional assistance as follows: **
The FOIA provides for the collection of fees for:
Fees rates and schedules can be found in DoD 5400.7, DoD Freedom of Information Act Program (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/540007r.pdf), and on the DD 2086, Record of FOI Costs (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd2086.pdf).
For more information the Freedom of Information Act, please visit http://www.usdoj.gov/oip/index.html
For inquiries on background investigations and personnel records for former NGB, ARNG, and ANG employees, please reference: http://www.opm.gov/efoia/html/foia_contacts.asp
For inquiries on retired, separated, and deceased military personnel records (to include Army and Air National Guardsman), please reference: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html
For inquiries on Department of the Army (Non-Guard) records, please reference: https://www.rmda.army.mil/foia/docs/foia-servicecenters.pdf
For inquiries on Department of the Air Force (Non-Guard) records, please reference: