Will I get an Official copy of my DD214?
Yes. You will get 2 long-form copies of your original DD214. They will show the “Narrative Reason for Separation,” your “Character of Service,” and your RE and SPN Codes. They are legal documents, and can be used for any official purpose. DD214’s are authenticated in various ways. The Navy places the words “Official Record Copy” into the paper of the DD214–they do not stamp them with a seal. The National Archives stamps them with the seal of the federal government. The USCG signs the DD214’s as “certified true copies” Each agency or records repository authenticates them in their own way.