Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Privacy Act (PA)

Other FOIA Information



Description of Requested Records

  • Name of document, report or information; be as specific and detailed as possible. We must be able to determine what you are seeking
  • Search Period - Start Date (Month/Year) AND End Date (Month/Year)
  • Contract/Solicitation number (if applicable)
  • Voucher or check number (if applicable)
  • Complaint number (if applicable)
  • If requesting emails, you must provide the complete email address(es) of the individual(s) concerned 
  • Form number (if known)
  • System name (if known)
  • DO NOT request ‘any and/or all’ records; this is not a searchable parameter


Description of Requested Information
  • Be as specific and detailed as possible
  • Search period - Start Date (Month/Year) AND End Date (Month/Year) 
  • Form number (if known) 
  • DO NOT use ‘any and/or all…information’, dates of birth, enlistment or separation, etc.; these are not a searchable parameters
Individual to Whom the Information Pertains
  • Name
  • Full social security number
Status of Individual to Whom the Information Pertains for the Requested Period(s)
  • Federal Civilian Employee
  • Military Service Member
If Individual is/was a Federal Civilian Employee
  • Name of agency or agencies for which the Individual works/worked 
If Individual is/was a Military Service Member
  • Branch of Service – Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force
  • Component – Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Military Academy
  • If individual served in multiple branches/components, list each service period separately 
  • DFAS does not maintain any records for the Coast Guard 
If requesting Army Reserve or Army National Guard information that is dated prior to 1976, we also require:
  • Name(s) of the Major Command(s) member was assigned to during the requested period(s)
  • Name(s) of the Unit(s) of Assignment for each command
  • City/State for each Unit of Assignment
  • Dates member served in each Unit

If the Individual to whom the records pertain is incapacitated and/or you are claiming Legal Representative status, we require 1 of the below documents as Proof of Guardianship:
  • Court Appointment Documentation
  • Power of Attorney
If Individual to whom the records pertain is deceased, we require 1 of the below documents as Proof of Death:
  • Certificate of Death 
  • Coroner’s Report of Death 
  • Funeral Director’s Signed Statement of Death
  • Verdict of Coroner’s Jury
Email and Fax (317) 275-0391 are the preferred submission methods.

You May also submit your request Online or mail it to the address below.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Corporate Communications – FOIA/PA
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150
Page Updated February 13, 2024