Home : Army Departments : Legal
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions of the FOIA. 
 
Contact
To make a request or check the status of a request
Mail:
Georgia Army National Guard
Office of the State Judge Advocate
ATTN: FOIA
1000 Halsey Ave, Bldg 447
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-569-6012
Email: ng.ga.ngb.foia@mail.mil

(Note: Veterans do not have to use FOIA for their own records.)
Privacy Act Request
You may seek records that concern your personal privacy or that of another person.
1. All privacy requests must be in writing (letter, email, or web form).
2. Label your request "Privacy Act".
3. Provide full name, contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
3. Provide your fee category and indicate your willingness to pay applicable fees for processing. You may include a dollar amount you are willing to pay up to, or you may leave the amount you are willing to pay open-ended.
4. Describe the specific records you are requesting in sufficient detail so that we can locate the information requested in a reasonable amount of effort and time. Specify whether these documents ae related to you or if you are authorized to request another individual’s records under the Privacy Act. 


Georgia National Guard Military Records Request
Prior Georgia Army National Guard members who are discharged, retired, or deceased may request their records by completing SF-180 and send the form to the below email or mailing address.
 
ng.ga.gaarng.list.ngga-g1-epb-archives@mail.mil
1000 Halsey Ave.
Bldg. 447
Attention: G-1 Records
Marietta, GA 30060
Tel: 678-569-5385

 
Prior Service Military Records Request
Prior Active Duty Service Members who are discharged, retired, or deceased may request records online from the National Archives. 
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

 
National Guard Inspector General Records
If you are making a request for National Guard Inspector General Records, please make your request directly to the respective service or DoD IG.
 
Air National Guard (AF IG) - https://www.compliance.af.mil/Resources/FOIA/
Army National Guard (Army IG) - https://www.daig.pentagon.mil/foia.aspx
National Guard Bureau (DoD IG) - https://www.dodig.mil/FOIA/Submit-FOIA/


Georgia Open Records Request
The Georgia Open Records Act, § 50-18-70, gives the public the right to see, inspect, and copy all “public records. Public records include documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, computer based or generated information, data, data fields, or similar material prepared and maintained or received by an agency. The time expenditure cost will be calculated by using the hourly salary of the lowest paid employee qualified to conduct the research of an open records request, with no charge for the first quarter hour of employee time expended. Each copy will be 10 cents per page. Other fees may apply for different types of media and formats, mailing costs, certified copies, or other reasonable administrative costs. In some instances, the requestor’s agreement to pay costs or prepayment of costs may be required prior to the agency’s search, retrieval, review or production of the requested records.  All open records requests will be processed within three (3) business days of receipt of request. If the records exist, but are not immediately available, the Open Records Officer’s response will include a description of the records and a timetable for their release.
 
All open records request must be sent to the Open Records Officer. The request must include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and a description of the requested records. You may send your request to the contact information below.
 
 Mail:
Georgia Army National Guard
Office of the State Judge Advocate
ATTN: Open Records Officer
1000 Halsey Ave, Bldg 447
Marietta, GA 30060


Email:
ng.ga.gaarng.mbx.ngga-open-records@mail.mil

 
Privacy Act Request
You may seek records that concern your personal privacy or that of another person.
1. All privacy requests must be in writing (letter, email, or web form).
2. Label your request "Privacy Act".
3. Provide full name, contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
3. Provide your fee category and indicate your willingness to pay applicable fees for processing. You may include a dollar amount you are willing to pay up to, or you may leave the amount you are willing to pay open-ended.
4. Describe the specific records you are requesting in sufficient detail so that we can locate the information requested in a reasonable amount of effort and time. Specify whether these documents ae related to you or if you are authorized to request another individual’s records under the Privacy Act. 


Georgia National Guard Military Records Request
Prior Georgia Army National Guard members who are discharged, retired, or deceased may request their records by completing SF-180 and send the form to the below email or mailing address.
 
ng.ga.gaarng.list.ngga-g1-epb-archives@mail.mil
1000 Halsey Ave.
Bldg. 447
Attention: G-1 Records
Marietta, GA 30060
Tel: 678-569-5385

 
Prior Service Military Records Request
Prior Active Duty Service Members who are discharged, retired, or deceased may request records online from the National Archives. 
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

 
National Guard Inspector General Records
If you are making a request for National Guard Inspector General Records, please make your request directly to the respective service or DoD IG.
 
Air National Guard (AF IG) - https://www.compliance.af.mil/Resources/FOIA/
Army National Guard (Army IG) - https://www.daig.pentagon.mil/foia.aspx
National Guard Bureau (DoD IG) - https://www.dodig.mil/FOIA/Submit-FOIA/


Georgia Open Records Request
The Georgia Open Records Act, § 50-18-70, gives the public the right to see, inspect, and copy all “public records. Public records include documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, computer based or generated information, data, data fields, or similar material prepared and maintained or received by an agency. The time expenditure cost will be calculated by using the hourly salary of the lowest paid employee qualified to conduct the research of an open records request, with no charge for the first quarter hour of employee time expended. Each copy will be 10 cents per page. Other fees may apply for different types of media and formats, mailing costs, certified copies, or other reasonable administrative costs. In some instances, the requestor’s agreement to pay costs or prepayment of costs may be required prior to the agency’s search, retrieval, review or production of the requested records.  All open records requests will be processed within three (3) business days of receipt of request. If the records exist, but are not immediately available, the Open Records Officer’s response will include a description of the records and a timetable for their release.
 
All open records request must be sent to the Open Records Officer. The request must include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and a description of the requested records. You may send your request to the contact information below.
 
 Mail:
Georgia Army National Guard
Office of the State Judge Advocate
ATTN: Open Records Officer
1000 Halsey Ave, Bldg 447
Marietta, GA 30060


Email:
ng.ga.gaarng.mbx.ngga-open-records@mail.mil