Are you searching for your service data, or these of a member of the family? The Nationwide Archives in St. Louis, MO, is the official repository of tens of millions of data for all army personnel—from all service branches—who served in the course of the late nineteenth and twentieth century.
Registration card of Stanley Frank Musial, entrance.
Although army personnel information represent its core holdings, the Nationwide Archives at St. Louis is the repository for quite a few doc varieties, such because the Selective Service System registration playing cards and classification ledgers that doc the army draft between 1940 and 1975; Military Normal Courts Martial case information (together with an index for data dated 1911-1976, and accessing data dated 1940-1976, with all data dated by 1917 in our Washington, DC constructing and people dated roughly 1918-1939 in our Faculty Park, Maryland facility); and commerce playing cards describing particular points of civilian work in Naval shipyards in the course of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The holdings additionally embrace personnel information of people employed by the Civil Service, such because the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, Panama Canal Fee, Division of State, U.S. Customs Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and several other hundred extra authorities departments.
Army Personnel Data
Archival data: The Nationwide Archives at St. Louis maintains Official Army Personnel Recordsdata (OMPFs) of these service members that had been discharged, retired or deceased 62 years from the present date. These data belong to the Nationwide Archives and grow to be archival 62 years after the service member’s separation from the army. It is a rolling date. For instance, the present 12 months (2023) minus 62 years is 1961. Subsequently, data with a discharge date of 1961 and prior are archival and open to the general public. Moreover, varied data of Individuals of Distinctive Prominence (PEP) are additionally archival and open to the general public. Requests for archival data don’t require a signature.
A fireplace in 1973 destroyed 80% of our Military personnel data from 1912 to 1960 and 75% of our Air Pressure data from 1947 to 1964, with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E. Please have in mind when requesting a file from these specific service branches that the file could also be fireplace associated and require preservation therapy. If that is so, it’s going to take a number of weeks to both obtain a duplicate of the file, if requested by mail, or view the file within the archival analysis room, if visiting our facility.
Non-archival data: Data of people who left service lower than 62 years in the past will not be but archival. These non-archival data are maintained on the Nationwide Personnel Data Heart, however stay within the authorized custody of the army service departments. A non-archival OMPF is open to the Veteran, the subsequent of kin or to a third-party requester who has the Veteran’s written authorization. Underneath the provisions of FOIA, most of the people could solely get hold of restricted info from these data. Requests for non-archival data have to be signed and dated.
A request for a army personnel file, archival or non-archival, ought to embrace:
The Veteran’s full identify utilized in service
Department of service
Date and native land
Dates of service
For archival or non-archival requests, submit a letter or Customary Type 180 with the above info to:
Nationwide Personnel Data Heart
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
Or, to request an archival or non-archival file by way of eVetRecs, go to our web site and comply with the steps supplied.
Official Army Personnel Recordsdata, in addition to auxiliary data, might also be seen by visiting our analysis room. If you need to view archival data, you need to schedule an appointment with the Analysis Room by way of Eventbrite.