Freedom of Information Act

Serves as SMDC/ARSTRAT's focal point for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) Programs in compliance with 5 USC 552 and 552a, 32 CFR 518 and 505, DoD 5400.7-R, DoD 5400.11-R, AR 25-55, and AR 340-21

Submitting a FOIA Request

FOIA requests are a personal matter. As such, in accordance with AR 25-55, Section 2, paragraph 1-201 e, and 32 CFR Part 518.5 (b), FOIA requests must be prepared on your time and expense. You may not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests.

For requests pertaining to USASMDC/ARSTRAT records,

Or send your inquiry to the FOIA/PA Requester Service Center:

United States Postal Mailing Address:

United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/
Army Forces Strategic Command
ATTN: Freedom of Information Act Office
P.O. Box 1500
Huntsville, AL 35807-3801

Telephone: (256) 955-4007
FAX: (256) 955-1137
Electronic Mail:


We attempt to answer most requests within the statutory time limit of 20 working days following the receipt of a perfected request. Although we do not always contact requesters when we first receive a request, we may contact you during the processing to ask questions or to give you a status report on the processing. You may always check the status of your request by sending an email to or call 256-955-4007.

Helpful FOIA/PA Websites

Department of the Army

FOIA Reference Material

Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office

Mission, Vision & Goal

USASMDC/ARSTRAT develops and provides current and future global space, missile defense, and high altitude forces and capabilities to the Army, the joint force, and our interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational Allies and partners to enable mission command, enhance
deterrence and detection of strategic attacks, and protect U.S. vital interests in all domains.

A diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, U.S. Strategic Command, combatant commands/Army Service Component Commands; in sync with JFCC-IMD... Read More...

Command Goal
To provide dominant space and missile defense capabilities for the Army and to plan for and integrate those capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) missions.