DoD Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) Program
|Publication Date:||15 June 2017|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5105.53 (Reference (a)) and DoD Instruction 5200.01 (Reference (b)), this Manual implements policy established in Reference (b), assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for members of the public to request a declassification review of records classified under the provisions of Executive Order 13526 (Reference (c)), or predecessor orders.
APPLICABILITY. This Manual applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within DoD (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").