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M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, Chapter 2, Section K – Other Contact and Reference Information

Overview


In This Section

This section contains the following topics:
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1.  Address Codes, Addresses, and Telephone Numbers for Military Record Centers


Introduction

This topic contains the address codes, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and information for contacting military record centers, including

Change Date

July 23, 2018

III.iii.2.K.1.a.  Address Code 07 

Address:
National Archives and Records Administration
Veterans Affairs Liaison Office (GR5)
Suite 101
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138

III.iii.2.K.1.b.  Address Code 10

Address:
National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC  20408
Telephone number:  (202) 501-5400

III.iii.2.K.1.c.  Address Code 13

Address:
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO  63138
Telephone number:  (314) 801-0800
Fax number:  (314) 801-9195

III.iii.2.K.1.d.  Address Code 14

Address:
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
ATTN: (AHRC-EP)
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue Dept. 300
Fort Knox, KY  40122-5300
Telephone number:  (502) 613-9019
Note:  The Center maintains medical and personnel records of enlisted service members on the temporary disability retired list (TDRL) until a final determination is made, which in some cases, may be years later.

III.iii.2.K.1.e.  Address Code 51

Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (PSC) requests should be submitted via the Personnel Information Exchange System (PIES).  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Liaison Office team will coordinate with the Coast Guard PSC to obtain the records.
References:  For more information on

III.iii.2.K.1.f.  Address Code 75

Address:
National Personnel Records Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO  63138
Telephone number:  (314) 801-0800
Fax number:  (314) 801-9195

III.iii.2.K.1.g.  Address Code 85

Address:
Use the complete address of the medical facility where the x-rays were created.
Notes:
  • The x-rays are retained for only five years and then are destroyed.
  • PIES cannot be used to make these requests, since an individual facility address cannot be entered in PIES.
  • Generate a tailored letter providing complete identification of the Veteran and the records requested.

III.iii.2.K.1.h.  Address Code 90

Address:
National Guard Bureau
ATTN: NGB-ARP-C
111 S. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA  22204-1382
Telephone number:  (703) 607-9789
Note:  Regional offices should attempt to obtain required records/information from the appropriate State Adjutants General office before sending a request to the National Guard Bureau.

III.iii.2.K.1.i.  Contacting DFAS

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) military pay centers previously listed under the following address codes should no longer be contacted directly:
  • address code 16
  • address code 17
  • address code 25
  • address code 35
  • address code 42
  • address code 45
  • address code 47, and
  • address code 52.
Note:  PIES requests for records held by military pay centers are still permissible.  To follow up on a PIES request submitted to one of the address codes listed above, follow the procedures in M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 2.I.3.c.

 2.  Addresses for Other Agencies and Record Facilities


Introduction

This topic contains information on addresses for other agencies and record facilities, including

Change Date

July 23, 2018

III.iii.2.K.2.a.  PHS

To obtain service information and medical records from the Public Health Service (PHS), send the request to
Officer Support
ATTN: Records Officer
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level, Suite 100
Rockville, MD  20852

III.iii.2.K.2.b.  NOAA

To obtain service information, pay data, and medical records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), formerly the Environmental Science Services Administration and Coast and Geodetic Survey, send the request to
Commissioned Personnel Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
8403 Colesville Rd.
Suite 5000
Silver Spring, MD 20910

III.iii.2.K.2.c.  Facility Processing Records of Certain Members of the Philippine Army and Guerrillas

To obtain service information and medical records for members of the Philippine Army ordered into the U.S. Army Forces and Philippine Guerillas, send the request to
National Personnel Records Center
NRPMR-P
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO  63138

III.iii.2.K.2.d.  JAG Office

Transcripts of a court martial that resulted in an other-than-honorable discharge, undesirable discharge, or bad conduct discharge are kept at the respective Judge Advocate General (JAG) offices.
Send a letter requesting the copies to the appropriate office and include in the request the service member’s
  • name
  • VA file number
  • Social Security number
  • service number, if applicable, and
  • dates of service.
Note:  Do not use PIES to make this request.
For guidelines on requesting records if the individual was discharged from the National Guard, see M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 2.D.
The table below lists the addresses and telephone numbers for the JAG offices of each service departments.
Department of Service
Address
Telephone Number
Army
US Army Legal Services Agency (USALSA)
Office of the Clerk of Court/JALS-CCZ
9275 Gunston Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5546
(703) 693-1313
Note:  Requests for court martial transcripts and proceedings for Army Veterans may also be faxed to the Clerk of Courts at (703) 806-0124.
Air Force
AFLOA/JAJM
1500 West Perimeter Rd, Suite 1130
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
(240) 612-4820
Navy/Marine Corps
Department of the Navy
Criminal Law Division (Code 20)
1254 Charles Morris St. SE, Suite B-01
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5124
(202) 685-6965
Note:  Requests for court martial transcripts and proceedings for Navy/Marine Corps Veterans may also be faxed to the Officer in Charge of the Appellate Review Activity at (202) 685-7084.

3.  Groups Approved for Veterans Status Under PL 95-202 and PL 106-259


Introduction

This topic contains information on groups approved for Veterans status, including listing of approved groups under

Change Date

April 28, 2015

III.iii.2.K.3.a.  Listing of Approved Groups Under PL 95-202

The table below lists
  • the groups approved for Veteran status under Public Law (PL) 95-202, Section 401, the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977, and
  • the date on which Veteran status was granted.
Name of Group
Date Approved
Quartermaster Corps Keswick Crew on Corregidor, World War II
02/07/1984
U.S. Civilians of the American Field Service (AFS) Who Served Overseas Operationally in World War I (WWI) During the Period 08/31/1917 to 01/01/1918
08/30/1990
U.S. Civilians of the AFS Who Served Overseas Under U.S. Armies and U.S. Army Groups in World War II (WWII) During the Period 12/07/1941 through 05/08/1945
08/30/1990
U.S. Civilian Volunteers Who Actively Participated in the Defense of Bataan
02/07/1984
U.S. Merchant Seamen Who Served on Blockships in Support of Operation Mulberry
10/18/1985
Civilian Personnel Assigned to the Secret Intelligence Element of the OSS
12/27/1982
Engineer Field Clerks in WWI
08/31/1979
Quartermaster Corps Female Clerical Employees Serving With the AEF
01/22/1981
Reconstruction Aides and Dietitians in WWI
07/06/1981
Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators in WWI
05/15/1979
Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps
03/18/1980
Male Civilian Ferry Pilots
07/17/1981
U.S. Civilian Employees of American Airlines Who Served Overseas as a Result of American Airlines’ contract with the Air Transport Command During the Period 12/14/1941 through 08/14/1945
10/05/1990
Women’s Air Forces Service Pilots
11/23/1977
Civilian Employees, PNAB, Who Actively Participated in the Defense of Wake Island
01/22/1981
Guam Combat Patrol
05/10/1983
Wake Island Defenders From Guam
04/07/1982
U.S. Merchant Seamen Who Served in Active Oceangoing Service from 12/07/1941 to 08/15/1945
01/19/1988
Civil Service Crew members Aboard U.S. Army Transport Service and Naval Transportation Service Vessels in Oceangoing Service
01/19/1988
Notes:
  • VA has no authority to make active duty determinations for individuals of any of these groups. Before applying for VA benefits, the individual mustapply for a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) by completing a DD Form 2168Application for Discharge of Member or Survivor of Member of Group Certified to Have Performed Active Duty with the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Instructions for completing the form, including mailing addresses, are contained on the back of the form. If the appropriate service department determines the individual has provided active military service, the service department will issue a discharge certificate.
  • On May 26, 2004, the Secretary of the Air Force denied “active duty” status for the U.S. Civilian Crewmembers of the Flotilla Alaska Barge and Transport Company who served overseas in Vietnam for the period of April 1966 through April 1975.
Important:  Once Veteran status has been established, any available service records may be requested from National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) through PIES.
Reference:  For information on the correct address codes to use to obtain Merchant Mariner records, see M21-1, Part III, Subpart iii, 2.F.3.

III.iii.2.K.3.b.  Listing of Approved Groups Under PL 106-259

Effective August 9, 2000, PL 106-259 established Veteran status for individuals who participated in the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG) during WWII and who were honorably discharged from service.
Notes:
  • AK-DMVA Form ATG-214 must be completed for individuals
    • seeking to establish ATG status, and/or
    • requesting an official copy of his/her Transcript of Military Records.
  • To obtain a copy of AK-DMVA Form ATG-214, send a request to:
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Office of the Adjutant General
P.O. Box 5800
Fort Richardson, Alaska 99505-6003

4.  Guide for Service Numbers 1 through 9,999,999


Introduction

This topic contains a guide to service numbers 1 through 9,999,999, including

Change Date

July 23, 2018

III.iii.2.K.4.a.  Army Service Numbers

The table below lists the numbers used for Army enlisted personnel for the periods shown.
Notes:
  • The Army originally assigned Air Force service numbers lower than 10,000,000.
  • Omitted blocks of numbers were not assigned.
Series
Dates Assigned
1 through 5,999,999
1918 through 1919
6,000,000 through 7,999,999
1919 through 1940
8,000,000 through 8,999,999
1948 and after (for Women only)

III.iii.2.K.4.b.  Navy Service Numbers

The table below lists the numbers used for Navy enlisted personnel for the periods shown.
Series
Dates Assigned
1,000,000 through 1,999,999
1885-1918
2,000,000 through 9,999,999
1918-1965
100,000 and higher(Letter Prefix)
1965 and after

III.iii.2.K.4.c.  Marine Corps Service Numbers

The table below lists the numbers used for Marine Corps enlisted personnel for the periods shown.
Series
Dates Assigned
20,000 through 99,999
1905 through 1917
100,000 through 349,999
1917 through 1941
350,000 through 670,899
1941 through 1947
700,000 through 799,999
reserved for female enlisted personnel only
800,000 through 999,999
1943 through 1947
1,000,000 through 1,699,999
1944 through 1957
1,700,000 through 1,799,999 reserved for female enlisted personnel only
1,800,000 through 1,999,999
1956 through 1965
2,000,000 and higher
1964 and after

III.iii.2.K.4.d.  Coast Guard Service Numbers

The table below lists the numbers used for Coast Guard enlisted personnel for the periods shown.
Series
Dates Assigned
100,000 through 199,999
through 1930
200,000 through 254,999
1930 through 1942
255,000 through 349,999
1945 through 1962
350,000 through 499,999
1962 until 1974
500,000 through 999,999
1941 through 1945
2,000,000 through 2,199,999
1948 through 1974

5.  Guide for Service Numbers 10,000,000 through 19,999,999


Change Date

December 13, 2005

III.iii.2.K.5.a.  Regular Army and Regular Air Force Enlisted Service Numbers

The table below lists the numbers used for regular Army and regular Air Force enlisted personnel for the periods shown.
Notes:
  • Series 10,000,000 through 10,999,999 are used for initial enlistments occurring outside the continental limits.
  • The Army originally assigned Air Force service numbers lower than 10,000,000.
Series
Dates Assigned
10,000,000 through 10,999,999
1940 and after
11,000,000 through 11,142,500
1940 through 1945
11,142,501 through 11,188,000
1946 through 1948
11,188,001 through 11,238,500
1949 through 1951
11,238,501 through 11,283,000
1952 through 1954
11,283,001 through 11,344,500
1955 through 1957
11,344,501 through 11,384,000
1958 through 1960
11,384,001 through 11,999,999
1961 and after
12,000,000 through 12,242,000
1940 through 1945
12,242,001 through 12,321,000
1946 through 1948
12,321,001 through 12,393,500
1949 through 1951
12,393,501 through 12,469,000
1952 through 1954
12,469,001 through 12,553,375
1955 through 1957
12,553,376 through 12,614,900
1958 through 1960
12,614,901 through 12,999,999
1961 and after
13,000,000 through 13,197,500
1940 through 1945
13,197,501 through 13,299,700
1946 through 1948
13,299,701 through 13,408,700
1949 through 1951
13,408,701 through 13,511,500
1952 through 1954
13,511,501 through 13,621,140
1955 through 1957
13,621,141 through 13,705,500
1958 through 1960
13,705,501 through 13,999,999
1961 and after
14,000,000 through 14,204,500
1940 through 1945
14,204,501 through 14,300,770
1946 through 1948
14,300,771 through 14,454,000
1949 through 1951
14,454,001 through 14,547,500
1952 through 1954
14,547,501 through 14,661,000
1955 through 1957
14,661,001 through 14,745,000
1958 through 1960
14,745,001 through 14,999,999
1961 and after
15,000,000 through 15,201,000
1940 through 1945
15,201,001 through 15,280,500
1946 through 1948
15,280,501 through 15,465,760
1949 through 1951
15,465,761 through 15,530,600
1952 through 1954
15,530,601 through 15,593,615
1955 through 1957
15,593,616 through 15,639,615
1958 through 1960
15,639,616 through 15,999,999
1961 and after
16,000,000 through 16,201,500
1940 through 1945
16,201,501 through 16,307,000
1946 through 1948
16,307,001 through 16,398,890
1949 through 1951
16,398,891 through 16,481,925
1952 through 1954
16,481,926 through 16,600,497
1955 through 1957
16,600,498 through 16,638,100
1958 through 1960
16,683,101 through 16,999,999
1961 and after
17,000,000 through 17,183,500
1940 through 1945
17,183,501 through 17,254,500
1946 through 1948
17,254,501 through 17,338,810
1949 through 1951
17,338,841 through 17,410,300
1952 through 1954
17,410,301 through 17,512,785
1955 through 1957
17,512,786 through 17,592,940
1958 through 1960
17,592,941 through 17,999,999
1961 and after
18,000,000 through 18,247,100
1940 through 1945
18,247,101 through 18,360,800
1946
18,360,801 through 18,546,000
1947 through 1957
18,546,001 through 18,607,725
1958 through 1960
18,607,726 through 18,999,999
1961 and after
19,000,000 through 19,235,500
1940 through 1945
19,235,501 through 19,324,485
1946 through 1948
19,324,486 through 19,420,000
1949 through 1951
19,420,001 through 19,520,770
1952 through 1954
19,520,771 through 19,590,665
1955 through 1957
19,590,666 through 19,597,661
1958
19,597,662 through 19,999,999
1959 and after

6.  Guide for Service Numbers 20,000,000 and Higher


Change Date

December 13, 2005

III.iii.2.K.6.a.  Service Numbers 20,000,000 and Higher

The table below lists the service numbers 20,000,000 and higher, the time periods in which they were issued, and the service categories to which they were issued.
Series Period Issued Service Category
20,000,000 through 20,999,999
1940 through 1946
Enlisted National Guard in active duty.
21,000,000 through 29,999,999
1946 and after
Enlisted National Guard of the U.S.
30,000,000 through 39,999,999
1940 through 1946
Enlisted personnel inducted into the Army of the U.S.
40,000,000 through 41,999,999
Apparently not used or allocated.
42,000,000 through 46,999,999
1943 through 1946
Enlisted personnel inducted into the Army of the U.S.
47,000,000 through 49,999,999
Apparently not used or allocated.
50,000,000 through 59,999,999
1948 through 1966
Army and Air Force Emergency Interim Issue (EM).
Note:  Regular Army and Air Force are not included.
60,000,000 through 69,999,999
1966 and after
Army and Air Force EM.
Note:  Regular Army and Air Force are not included.
70,000,000 through 89,999,999
Apparently not used or allocated.
90,000,000 through 99,999,999
1940 through 1945
Only a limited number, about 20,000 within this series, were used for the Philippine Army during WWII.
Note:  There is no evidence of other usage.
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