United States Marine Corps Freedom of Information Act

On 30 September, our web-based FOIA/PA portal ( will be decomissioned, but the launch of its replacement has been delayed.  To submit a request for Marine Corps records before the new system is online, please follow the guidance below

For the following commonly requested records:






For other records (PMO, traffic accident reports, command investigations, FAP, etc.),  submit your request to the command that would have custody of them, if you know.  For command points of contact (names, email addresses and phone numbers), please see the list attached

For all other records, submit your FOIA or Privacy Act request to Headquarters Marine Corps by email (, fax (703-614-6287), the federal government FOIA portal, or by writing to:  Headquarters US Marine Corps, Attn:  FOIA/PA Section (ARSF), Rm 2B289, 3000 Marine Corps Pentagon Washington DC 20350-3000.  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DELIVERY THROUGH THE PENTAGON MAIL SYSTEM (USPS, FEDEX, ETC.) CAN TAKE UP TO FOUR (4) WEEKS.  For questions regarding your request, you may contact us at or 703-614-4008.

IMPORTANT:  When submitting your request, be sure to provide:

  • Your full name
  • Contact information (address, email, and/or phone number)
  • A complete and specific description of the Marine Corps records you are looking for
  • The amount you are willing to pay
  • If applicable, your request for a fee waiver or expedited processing with a full explanation of the basis




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 5720.42G, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42G), governs the Marine Corps FOIA program.  SECNAVINST 5720.42G 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.






Please contact M&RA for further assistance

*If you are looking for housing records from Camp Lejeune contact MCIEAST FOIA office directly at

FOIA/PA Programs Office (ARSF)

Telephone: (703) 614-4008
Fax: (703) 614-6287

Please do not use this e-mail address for Privacy Act requests
Do not send Personally Identifiable Information to this e-mail address

Mailing Address:
Headquarters US Marine Corps
Attn:  FOIA/PA Section (ARSF) Rm 2B289
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington DC 20350-3000