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.
The MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN FOIA OFFICE is a location where a FOIA requester can submit a request pertaining to MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN.
What governs FOIA? As a component of the Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, http://foia.navy.mil/secnavinst.asp Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, governs the Marine Corps FOIA program and is codified at 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 701.
How to submit a FOIA request
MCIWEST-MCB CAMP PENDLETON FOIA Request Form
Step 1: Preparing Your Request
Step 2: Submitting Your Request
Step 3: Processing Your Request
MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS WEST - MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON
| Mailing Address:
|| Telephone number:
| COMMANDING GENERAL
|| (760) 725-6253
| MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN
| ATTN: FOIA COORDINATOR
| BOX 555010
|| (760) 725-0532
| CAMP PENDLETON, CA 92055-5010
Areas of Responsibility
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
USMC FOIA Handbook
WHAT IS FOIA?
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal law that establishes the public’s right to request existing records from Federal government agencies.
WHO CAN FILE A FOIA REQUEST?
Any “person” can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, universities, businesses, and state and local governments.
ARE QUESTIONS ANSWERED UNDER THE FOIA?
The FOIA does not require Federal Agencies to answer questions, render opinions, or provide subjective evaluations. Requesters must ask for existing records.
Filing an Official Complaint
FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their requests by any USMC component within our listed Area of Responsibility should contact this Center at (760) 725-6253. If you are not satisfied with the response received from this Center, you may contact the U.S. Marine Corps FOIA Public Liaison by telephone at (703) 614-4008 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.