Each federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records. This site is designed to familiarize you with the specific procedures for making a request for records controlled by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 United States Code (USC) 552, allows an individual (regardless of nationality), a private organization or company, or a local, state, or foreign government to seek access to Executive Branch agency records, such as those held by the U.S. Marine Corps.
All agencies of the U.S. Government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request, except those records that are protected from disclosure pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies. Any requests for state or local government records should be directed to the appropriate state or local government agency.
As a component of the Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42F), governs the Marine Corps FOIA program. SECNAVINST 5720.42F is codified at 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 701.
If you require assistance with submitting a request or if you have questions regarding the status of a request, you may contact the Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC), FOIA Requester Service Center.
GPO Access (Public and Private Laws Search)
U.S. House of Representatives (U.S. Code Search)
Director, Marine Corps Staff (DMCS)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (DoJ OIP)
Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act Online (DON FOIA)
Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office (DFOIPO)
Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Administration and Resource Management Division (AR)
GPO Access (Federal Register Search)
GPO Access (Code of Federal Register (CFR) Search)
U.S. Marine Corps History Division
U.S. Marine Corps Privacy Act
USMC FOIA Resource Materials
Resources available within the Department of Defense
Resources available outside the Department of Defense
DD 2086 (Records of FOIA Processing Costs)
DD 2086-1 (Record of FOIA Processing Costs For Technical Data)
DD 2564 (FOIA Annual Report) (Sep 2009)
HQMC FOIA POC
OIA Program Office (ARSF)
Telephone: (703) 614-4008
Fax: (703) 614-6287
FOIA Email: SMB.HQMC.FOIA@usmc.mil
Fax: (703) 614-6287
Commandant of the Marine Corps (ARSF)
Headquarters US Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000
USMC Composite FOIA Annual Reports (submitted to DON)
GO & SES List
USMC Garrison Regional Food Service Contracts
USMC FOIA Requester Service Centers
USMC Privacy Act