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U.S. Southern Command


9301 NW 33rd St

Doral, Fl 33172

POC:  Mr. Marco T. Villalobos


This Service Center was designed to assist the public in making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for HQ U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) records.  The information obtained herein is not intended to be definitive or exhaustive.  The FOIA, which is known by its legal cite as Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, along with the Department of Defense (DOD) Regulation 5400.7-R, governs how requests will be processed within SOUTHCOM.  Because SOUTHCOM must comply with national security laws, some documents or parts of documents may be exempt from release.  See FOIA exemptions under "How to File a FOIA Request" for more information.   

This FOIA Requester Service Center is the initial point of contact for FOIA requesters (see FOIA Contact) to receive status, updates and appropriate information about their requests.   Any requesters that have concerns about the service they are receiving from this FOIA Requester Service Center can raise concerns with Mr. James Hogan, FOIA Public Liaison, Chief of FOIA Policy, Appeals and Litigation.  He can be reached at (571)372-0449 or at

DoD FOIA Handbook 

Notice on collection of information via online forms

When receiving public requests via our online forms (Joint Color Guard or Speakers Requests, FOIA submission or Contact Us) SOUTHCOM collects information from users so that requests can be reviewed, managed and processed. Information collected from users may include full name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, company name, address and contact information, and requested topic of information. The information collected will only be used by SOUTHCOM staff working on requests. The online request forms policy is reviewed and updated annually to ensure system access only by appropriate staff and through technical security with user name log-in and passwords. Records are retained in accordance with records management policy.


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