I am wondering if anyone has requested information from DMDC (Defense Manpower Data Center) for their academic research, and if so how was the process? Did it take a long time to receive the data, and did you get all the data requested? I am asking because I am working on my thesis which is studying the correlation between crime on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) and military unit deployments. I am currently a civilian employee at JBLM and have already requested and received the crime data from the Provost Marshal's office. The crime analyst and Provost Marshal at JBLM were very helpful, but I am having some difficulty getting the unit deployment data from DMDC. When I called their helpdesk, the first person told me that I would have to file a FOIA request for the data, and when I called the FOIA office to get information on how to request the information, I was told to just log in with my CAC and request the information that way. So, I am wondering if anyone else has experience and advice on requesting data from DMDC. Thanks everyone!