Can You Get the Member 4 Copy of my DD214
Maybe. At separation or ETS the service branch creates multiple copies of the DD214. If the service member requests copies of the DD214, they are given a long and a short copy of the DD214–called Member copies 1 and 4 (because they are given to the service “member”). If the service member is given the “member” copies, the service branch then retires the service copies, usually the service copy 2, to the personnel file, and these will be the copies available for certification and delivery. They are carbon-copies of the “member” copy 4 and can be used for any official purpose. If the service member does not request the copy 4, then it is retired to the personnel file also, and we would be able to provide certified copies of this document to you when you order.