USN-United States Navy DD214
In most cases we can provide you with Official Copies of your Navy DD214 within 7 business days. If you choose our Express Service the hard copies will ship via USPS First Class mail directly to the physical address you provided when you ordered. If you select our Priority Express Service, you will receive an encrypted file containing a digital copy of your DD214 within 7 business days, and the hard copies will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail to the address you provided when you ordered.
There are a few exceptions to the 7 business day turnaround. In general, older records take slightly longer than more-recent records. Pre-1955 records are considered “archival” records, and these can take a few days longer than Post-1955 USN DD214 requests.
Pre-1970 US Navy DD214’s are located by reference to the service member’s USN Serial Number (dog-tag number). If you do not have this number, the process will be slowed down for several days while we search for the Navy Serial Number as a preliminary step. If you have a common name, this process can be challenging.
The Navy began digitizing military personnel files in 1994. If you served in the Navy after 1994, you may have a digital DD214. These take longer to access than a traditional, paper copy of the DD Form 214. Digital copies can usually be accessed within 14-28 business days. To order copies of your Navy DD214, click on the Request Your DD214 button below.