Fort Detrick
Directorate, Human Resources (DHR)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office

Phone

Office: 301-619-9948

DSN: 343-9948

Fax: 301-619-2884

Freedom of Information Act Office (IMFD-HRD-A)
Learning Resources Center, Bldg. 1520
Fort Detrick, Md. 21702

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Freedom Of Information Act

The Directorate Human Resources is the central liaison for all Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) requests, and referrals for the Garrison and mission partners, excluding the Medical Research Material Command (MRMC). All requests are received by the Record's Manager and forwarded to the appropriate organization for processing. All requests are processed in accordance with the FOIA/PA authority, AR 25-55 [PDF].

In accordance with 5 United States Code, section 552, any individual may submit a FOIA request for records by mail, fax, or electronic mail (E-Mail). Requests must be in writing. Telephonic requests will be not be accepted. If you send the request by E-Mail, you must include a postal mailing address since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically. Government E-Mail accounts should not be used to send FOIA's according to the Ethics Counselor, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

Mailing Address:

Commander
U.S. Army Garrison
ATTN: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5020

Telephone:

Comm 301-619-9948
DSN 343-9948
FAX: 301-619-2884

If requests are for information instead of agency records, contact the Public Affairs Office at 301-619-2018.

You should provide as much information as possible about the records you are seeking if you do not know the exact title of the records. The more information you can provide about the record, such as its author or date, the more expeditiously your request will be processed.

You must also indicate a willingness to pay for the records and can specify you wish to be notified if the amount exceeds a certain dollar amount. The amount charged depends on the type of request as follows:

  • Commercial: Requesters should indicate a willingness to pay all search, review, and duplication costs.
  • Educational or Noncommercial Scientific Institution or News Media: Requesters should indicate a willingness to pay duplication charges in excess of 100 pages if more than 100 pages of records are desired.
  • All Others: Requesters should indicate a willingness to pay assessable search and duplication costs if more than two hours of search effort or 100 pages of records are desired.

Not all agency records may be releasable. While we do not have the authority to deny the release of records at our level, if the records are determined to be exempt from disclosure by Fort Detrick, then FOIA requesters will be notified that the records have been sent to the Initial Denial Authority for final releasable determination.

FOIA Requests This Office Does NOT Process:

Historical records are maintained by:

Military Personnel Records

For active duty military enlisted personnel records, contact:
Commander
U.S. Army Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center
Attention: PCRE-RP
Indianapolis, Indiana 46249-5301

For active duty commissioned and warrant officer personnel records, contact:
Commander
U.S. Army Total Personnel Command
ATTN: TAPC-ALS
Alexandria, Virginia 22332-0405

For Army officer personnel discharged or deceased after 1 July 1917 and Army enlisted personnel discharged or deceased after 1 November 1912, contact:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Records Facility
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5100

For Army National Guard commissioned officer or warrant officer on active duty, contact:
Commander
National Guard Personnel Center
ATTN: NGB-ARP-CA
4501 Ford Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1450

For Army National Guard enlisted soldier on active duty, contact:
The Adjutant General of the soldier's state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (as appropriate).

For Army Reservist not on active duty, contact:
Commander
U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center
ATTN: DARP-VSE-VS
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5200

Civilian Personnel Records

Records for civilian personnel at Fort Detrick are maintained by the Civilian Human Resources Agency (CHRA):

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
1541 Porter Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5020
Phone: 301-619-2247.

For separated or retired civilian personnel records:

National Personnel Records Center
111 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118-4261

To request civilian personnel records you will need to submit a written request that includes: Your Name, Serial Number/Social Number, Date of Birth, Address, City, State, and Zip Code.

Child Support Enforcement

Visit the U.S. Department of Human Services: Administration for Children & Families External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website web site for information.

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