Welcome to the National Guard Bureau’s FOIA Requester Service Center and Privacy Office.
As a Joint Activity of the Department of Defense, the National Guard Bureau FOIA Requestor Service Center processes requests from the public for records created under the seal of the Chief, National Guard Bureau as authorized by DoD Directive 5105.77 (link to http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/510577p.pdf), paragraph E2.1.1.
The NGB FOIA Requestor Service Center only processes requests for records created by the Chief, National Guard Bureau’s Joint Staff, Personal Staff, and Special Staff. A directory of the staff that is serviced by this requestor service center can be found at http://www.nationalguard.mil/jointstaff/default.aspx.
The FOIA, known by its legal cite as Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, along with the Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7, governs how FOIA requests will be processed within the National Guard.
Office of Information and Privacy (NGB/JA-OIP)
111 South George Mason Drive, AH2
Arlington VA 22204-1373
Fax (703) 607-3684
To inquire on the status of your request, you may contact the NGB Chief FOIA Officer, Ms. Jennifer Nikolaisen, at (571) 256-7838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Any customers who have concerns about the service received from the NGB Joint Staff Requestor Service Center may contact the DoD FOIA Public Liaison:
Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
Attn: Mr. James Hogan
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155
If you are seeking records on yourself under the Privacy Act, you should contact the Privacy Act System of Records Notice Manager directly to obtain your records. Your request should include a signed letter indicating the specific records you are seeking, and comply with any other requirements outlined in the System Notice. The National Guard Bureau does not have any unique System Notices at this time as all records maintained are covered by existing notices issued within DoD components. A listing of all DoD notices can be found at http://privacy.defense.gov/notices/.
The FOIA provides for the collection of fees for:
If you are seeking Army National Guard records please visit: http://www.arng.army.mil/Pages/FOIA.aspx
If you are seeking Air National Guard records, please visit: http://www.ang.af.mil/foia/index.asp
If you are seeking verification of military service for either the Air or Army National Guard to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, please visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/scra/scraHome.do.
If you are seeking records on former civilian or military service members for either the Air or Army National http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ and complete a Standard Form 180 and send to the appropriate address listed on page 3 of the form. These requests for records are not processed by our office.
If you are seeking verification of employment for either Air or Army National Guard Title 5 employees, please visit http://www.whs.mil/HRD/Civilian/Benefits/EmploymentVerification.cfm or https://compo.dcpds.cpms.osd.mil/ for instructions your client must complete to allow for verification.