FOIA Requestor Service Center

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law in 1966. The FOIA provides individuals with a statutory right of access to certain federal agency records. The FOIA requires agencies to disclose requested records unless they are protected from public disclosure by the FOIA. Congress included in the FOIA nine
exemptions and three law enforcement exclusions to protect important interests such as national security, personal privacy, privileged communications, and law enforcement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER
is a location where a FOIA requester has already submitted a FOIA request to one of the components serviced by MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER to inquire about the component's processing of his/her FOIA request or to register a complaint about the component's processing.

USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON is a location where a FOIA requester is dissatisfied with the FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER's assistance, he/she may then elevate his/her issue up to the USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON.

MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA OFFICE is a location where a FOIA requester would submit a request dealing with MCIEAST and MCB Camp Lejeune issues. MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA OFFICE is also responsible for Partial and Full denials within MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ's area of responsibility.


MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA Requestor Service Center

Contact Information


Telephone number:                  
(910) 451-0600                    
(910) 451-1265           
E-mail address:         


Ensure that somewhere on your request it states that it is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Ensure that the request is signed by the person the request is concerning. In some cases the requestor may be 3rd party, ie: insurance agency, ensure that the person in whom the request is regarding signs the request.

Describe the specific records you are requesting in enough detail so that they can be located with a reasonable amount of effort. Generally, a record is reasonably described when the description contains sufficient file-related information (type of document, title, subject area, date of creating, originator, etc.); or the request contains enough event-related information (date of circumstances surrounding the event the record covers) to permit the conduct of an organized, non-random search.

Because most Marine Corps records are not retained permanently, the more information provided, the better opportunity there is to determine if the records would still exist and where. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time the request is submitted to be considered.

Ensure you state your willingness to pay all fees or those up to a specified amount or provide a justification to support a fee waiver. Agreements to pay fees are considered to be up to $250.00, unless another amount is specified. Currently we charge search, review (for commercial requestors only), and duplicated costs. (The fee schedule is provided at enclosure (3) of Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F.) If you seek a fee waiver, provide a justification for such a waiver.

Ensure a complete postal service mailing address and an email address is provided on the request in which a response to a FOIA request can be received at.

FOIA and Privacy Act Request

If you are requesting PMO reports for command use such as discipline or missing/stolen gear statements, please contact PMO admin at 450-9406


FOIA and Privacy Act Request for PMO reports and other records for personal use such as accidents or other incidents, FAP and Counseling Records.


Requests for Verification of Housing Related to Camp Lejeune Drinking Water

Make sure to submit relationship supporting documentation

Please email your questions to:

Note: This agency has no affiliation with the Department of Veterans Administration who processes the claims for eligibility and health benefits in connection with " Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination".  Further information regarding this process may be obtained at

When requesting records related to the Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water, please note that due to Department of the Navy Records Retention Standards, MCIEAST - Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune does not have access to or possession of Military assignment records (Orders) or Civilian employment records during the time period of 1953 to 1987.


You will need to submit a request for the Service Members Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) to: National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138.  Information is also available at


Request for Verification of employment related to Camp Lejeune Drinking Water for both General Service (GS) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF, MCCS, Exchange) personnel can be made at  You may call 314-801-0850 for information.  You may also contact them by e-mail at




1- How long will my request take to be processed? All request will be processed in the order they are received. Processing of FOIA requests should be completed within 20 working days. Should a request require longer processing time, you will be notified.

2- Can my request be expedited?  Requests to expedite processing must show either imminent  threat to life or physical safety or an individual or urgency to inform the public concerning actual/alleged Federal Government activity.

USMC FOIA Handbook


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal law that establishes the public’s right to request existing records from Federal government agencies.


Any “person” can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, universities, businesses, and state and local governments.


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 (910) 451-0600. 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


USMC FOIA Public Liaison

USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON is a location where a FOIA requester is dissatisfied with the FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER's assistance, he/she may then elevate his/her issue up to the USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON.

Liaison Contact Information:  Phone:  (703) 614-4008/ E-mail:



Commanding General
(Attn: MCIEAST Adjutant/FOIA)
PSC Box 20005
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0005
Phone: (910) 451-0600
Fax: (910) 451-1265

MCAS New River
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Public Affairs/FOIA)
PSC Box 21002
Jacksonville, NC 28545
Phone: (910) 449-5435
Fax: (910) 449-5119

MCAS Beaufort
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Public Affairs/FOIA)
PO Box 55001
Beaufort, SC 29904-5001
Phone: (843) 228-7201
Fax: (843) 228-6005

MCAS Cherry Point
Commanding Officer
Joint Law Center (Attn: FOIA Coordinator)
PSC Box 8007
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0007
Phone: (252) 466-6871
Fax: (252) 466-3540

MCLB Albany
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Office of the SJA/FOIA)
814 Radford Blvd
Albany, GA 31704-1128
Phone: (229) 639-7117
Fax: (229) 639-6711

MCSF Blount Island
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Adjutant/FOIA)
5880 Channel View Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: (904) 696-5033