Submitting a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Request
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts, the MAGTFTC/MCAGCC FOIA and Privacy Act office has been in a telework status since 16 March 2020.
If you would like to submit a request, please do so electronically using FOIAonline (https://www.foiaonline.gov). Select the 'Department of the Navy, including Marine Corps option, then from the first dropdown select "Marine Corps", and from the second dropdown select "MAGTFTCMCAGCC 29 Palms".
If you submitted a request through the U.S. Postal Service or via facsimile and have not received an acknowledgement, this means that we have not received it and will not until we resume normal operations. Please re-submit your request following the process above.
We are continuing to process requests as expeditiously as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
Submit a FOIA Request