How Do I Get a Copy of My DD214

DD214’s are maintained in your Official Military Personnel File. Military Personnel Files are stored at the National Personnel Records Center, in St. Louis. In order to get a copy of your DD214, you can either make a request directly to the National Personnel Records Center, or you can hire an authorized expeditor to get the DD214 for you. We are authorized expeditors. We can locate copies of your DD214, and provide them to you via email and mail, usually within 7 business days.

How to Get a DD214 Online:

Some DD214’s are available online via the VA’s records management portal Ebenefits.gov. In order to gain access to the portal service members must be approved for a premium account. You can get approved for a premium account if you have a Common Access Card, or if you are registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). It is fairly difficult, and time-consuming to get registered and approved. The other way to get a digital copy of your DD214, is to use our expedited service, which also provides an online, digital copy of your DD214, which you can save on your computer or thumb-drive, and print out whenever you need a fresh copy.

How to Request a Copy of My DD214:

DD214’s can be requested in several ways depending on the branch of military service and year of final discharge. In general, DD214’s documenting recent service (post 2000) can be requested through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs web portal Ebenefits.gov. Registering for the required premium account is fairly difficult and time-consuming. Older DD214’s can be requested through the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis via Evetrecs.gov. This route typically takes weeks or months. You can also request copies of your DD214 through our expedited service, which provides copies of your original DD214, usually within 7 business days.

WE ARE NOT EMPLOYED BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OR THE NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER. WE ARE CIVILIAN RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED TO REQUEST AND ACCESS RECORDS THROUGH THE NARA AND NPRC RESEARCH ROOMS ON AN EXPEDITED BASIS (WE CAN GET YOUR DD214’s FAST).

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