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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act, 5 United States Code 552, allows you to obtain information from various agencies of the federal government, including the Department of the Navy. FOIA is implemented by the Navy, in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42F).

Navy Recruiting Command recruits men and women for enlisted, officer candidate, and officer status in the regular and reserve components of the United States Navy. We prepare for the Secretary of the Navy the documents required for original appointment to warrant and commissioned ranks.

Making a Freedom of Information Act Request Requests are accepted via either of the two vehicles listed below:


By Mail:

Navy Recruiting Command

Special Assistant for Legal Affairs/FOIA Coordinator (Code 017) 5722 Integrity Drive

Millington, TN 38054


Label your request "Freedom of Information Act Request" on the envelope (if you submit by mail). Describe the specific record(s) you are seeking with enough detail so that a knowledgeable official of the activity may locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Such detail should include descriptive information, time frame to search, etc.

State your willingness to pay all fees or those up to a specific amount or provide justification to support a fee waiver. Agreements to pay fees are considered to be up to $250.00, unless another amount is specified. You may contact the Special Assistant for Legal Affairs/FOIA Coordinator at (901) 874-9111 for additional guidance.