You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:
- Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).
- Write a letter to the NPRC.
- Visit the NPRC in person.
- Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
- 1 Is veteran status public record?
- 2 How do I check someone’s veteran status?
- 3 How can I verify someone’s military service?
- 4 Can you look up anyone’s military records?
- 5 How do I find out someone’s military discharge status?
- 6 Is your military service number your social security number?
- 7 How can you tell a military scammer?
- 8 Can you find out if someone was dishonorably discharged from the military?
- 9 How do I find my deceased relatives military records?
- 10 Can I request someone else’s DD214?
- 11 How do you check Stolen Valor?
Is veteran status public record?
Access to Records, Information for the General Public: Without the consent of the veteran or next-of-kin, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) can only release limited information from the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) to the general public.
How do I check someone’s veteran status?
Please use the Defense Manpower Data Center’s (DMDC) Military Verification service to verify if someone is in the military. The website will tell you if the person is currently serving in the military. The site is available 24-hours a day.
How can I verify someone’s military service?
Simply call NPRC or submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by mail. Recruiters looking to verify military service can ask candidates or employees directly for their service records to determine if a candidate meets the requirements of a contract or for employee veteran percentage records.
Can you look up anyone’s military records?
Military personnel records are open to the public 62 years after they leave the military. (To calculate this, take the current year and subtract 62.) Records of any veteran who separated from the military 62 (or more) years ago can be ordered by anyone for a copying fee (detailed below under “cost”).
How do I find out someone’s military discharge status?
How do I request someone else’s military records?
- Call our National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 800-535-1117.
- If the Veteran was discharged more than 62 years ago, you can order a copy of their military records.
Service numbers and social security numbers are used at National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records) as part of the identifiers used to store and locate records. Social Security Number (SSN). Always include the veteran’s social security number on a request.
How can you tell a military scammer?
Military Scams: What to Look For
- They say they are on a “peacekeeping” mission.
- They say they are looking for an honest woman.
- They note that their parents, wife or husband is deceased.
- They say they have a child or children being cared for by a nanny or other guardian.
- They profess their love almost immediately.
Can you find out if someone was dishonorably discharged from the military?
Discharge status ranges from honorable – this covers most veterans – to bad conduct and dishonorable discharges, which can indicate serious problems. The simplest way to find out discharge status is to ask a prospective employee for their military discharge records.
How do I find my deceased relatives military records?
If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov to order a copy of your military records. For all others, your request is best made using a Standard Form 180. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests.
Can I request someone else’s DD214?
Who’s Entitled to a Copy of a Veteran’s DD214? The Privacy Act of 1974 limits access to a veteran’s DD214 to only the service member (either past or present) or the member’s legal guardian; only these persons will have access to almost any information contained in that member’s own record.
How do you check Stolen Valor?
If you have evidence someone is a faking their war record for fraudulent purposes, such as receiving VA benefits they are not entitled to, go to Report Stolen Valor.org and click on “Report to Law Enforcement,” and follow the instructions there.