Asked by: Safuan Oelzeasked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020
How do I verify military service records?
- #1 – DFAS.
- #2 – Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Request.
- #3 – National Personnel Records Center.
- #4 – DD 214 or Military ID Card.
- #5 – Commendation Medal Search.
- #6 – Online Military Background Check.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Simply so, can you look up military service records?
You can find veterans' military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). These files can include the Report of Separation (DD Form 214) and show a veteran's service history, which may include: Enlistment or appointment and separation dates.
Also, are dd214 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.
Then, how can you tell if someone is lying about military service?
Figuring out if a regular, non-special ops soldier is lying about their service can sometimes be tricky.
- Ask to see their DD-214 Form, otherwise known as their separation form from the Department of Defense.
- Use jargon when asking questions.
- Ask what they did and what their classification number was.
Are military records available online?
Veterans' military service records and medical records are not online. However, veterans and next-of-kin can order copies of these records. While most of our holdings are not online, a variety of military records, from photos to documents to searchable databases are available.